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Heart-shock machine may cost lives, not save them
Orange County Register

Hospitals nationwide began spending millions to buy automated defibrillators a decade ago, sure the machines would save the lives of more patients who went into sudden cardiac arrest. But that assumption seems to have been wrong, according to a report by FairWarning.org. “The latest, most extensive research suggests that the new gear, now found in nearly all hospitals, saves fewer lives than the old, lower-tech defibrillators,” it says.

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