Programs are underway throughout the country to train ordinary people to use automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, to help heart attack victims.
A smartphone app that informs people who know CPR if someone nearby has gone into cardiac arrest was tested in Tokyo’s Ueno Park in June. The free GPS-based program, called Heart Rescue, can be activated by the person having the heart attack or a witness.
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