Public AEDs cost-effective for saving lives, improving cardiac detain outcomes


Embargoed until 4 a.m. CT/ 5 a.m. ET, Monday, Nov. 5, 2018

DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2018 — Automated outmost defibrillators (AEDs) permitted in open places are cost-effective health collection for saving lives and improving cardiac detain survival, according to dual apart investigate studies to be presented in Chicago during a American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium 2018, an general discussion highlighting a best in cardiovascular resuscitation research.

In a U.S. investigate (Presentation 25), researchers compared a cost-effectiveness of carrying open AEDs to not carrying them for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.   

Estimating costs in 2017 U.S. dollars per year of life practiced for quality, researchers found fixation an AED, contra not fixation one, was cost-effective and increasing years of peculiarity living. The cost of open AEDs, to save one quality-adjusted life year, was approximately $50,000, a cost that is generally deliberate to be reasonable.

Placement of AEDs remained cost-effective even in places where cardiac detain is comparatively rare. The investigate commentary support widespread distribution of open AEDs in a United States and identical countries.

In a Japanese investigate (Presentation 183) that reviewed AED use in open locations, researchers found that open entrance defibrillation use was compared with improved outcome among patients with shockable rhythm.

Among 1,743 authorised adult patients identified from a Osaka City registry who had a cardiac detain in open locations before medical use crew arrived, 336 victims (19.3 percent) perceived AED pad application. Nearly 30 percent of those patients survived one month with auspicious neurological outcome compared to 9.7 percent of patients who had not perceived AED pad application.   

The American Heart Association supports fixation AEDs in targeted open areas such as sports arenas, gated communities, bureau complexes, doctor’s offices, and selling malls. When AEDs are placed in a village or a business or facility, a Association strongly encourages that they be partial of a defibrillation module in which:

  • Persons that acquire an AED forewarn a internal EMS office.
  • A protected medicine or medical management provides medical slip to safeguard peculiarity control.
  • Persons obliged for regulating a AED are lerned in CPR and how to use an AED.


Note: Scientific display of a U.S. investigate is 3:30 p.m. CT, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 and a Japanese investigate during 1:15 p.m. CT, Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, both during a Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Lars W. Andersen, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Arhus, Denmark (Presentation 25);Takefumi Kishimori, M.D., Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan (Presentation 183).

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