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AED Failures Linked to Cardiac Arrest Deaths
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Dead batteries, bad connections, and other malfunctions of automated external defibrillators have been linked to more than 1,000 cardiac arrest deaths over the last 15 years, a study has found.

The study — Analysis of Automated External Defibrillator Device Failures Reported to the Food and Drug Administration – blamed dead batteries for nearly one quarter of the AED failures.