READY TO USE AED TO HELP YOU HELP SOMEONE IN NEED December 13, 2009 crizlai What do you know about AED? It’s actually an abbreviation for Automated External Defibrillator, a ready to use portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the potentially life threatening cardiac arrest of a victim. These AEDs often are normally bright in colors and are mounted in protective cases near the entrance of buildings such as corporate and government offices, shopping centers, airports, restaurants, casinos, hotels, sports stadiums, schools and universities, community centers, fitness centers, health clubs, workplaces and any other location where people may congregate. Why is it so important to have an AED around even in homes and vehicles, especially when a household member is known to have existing heart conditions? It’s useful and handy to carry and you may never know when you would need one around to save the life of a loved one. The AED would not function as to shock “flat line” patterns. Instead, it would only treat the dysfunctional patterns of the heart as well as the chaotic beating of the heart. Every minute a victim in cardiac arrest gets treated by defibrillation, the chance of survival would increase by 10 percent prior to the arrival of an ambulance with professional help. Won’t you think it’s a great idea to own one around just in case of any emergencies? Nowadays, the price for one is quite reasonable for just any households. I'm thirsty for a drink now. Would you be kind enough to treat me?