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Defibrillators - Shocking News

NPR's Jon Hamilton reports on efforts to treat heart attacks that occur in public places. In recent years, airports, casinos and other crowded facilities have installed automatic heart-shocking devices and trained workers to use them. They're trying to improve the survival rate after a heart attack by restarting the normal rhythm of the heart as quickly as possible.

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