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Chain 3 of Survival
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A strong Chain of Survival can improve chances of survival and recovery for victims of heart attack, stroke and other emergencies.


Link 3: Rapid Defibrillation

Defibrillation is a process in which an electronic device gives an electric shock to the heart. This helps reestablish normal contraction rhythms in a heart having dangerous arrhythmia or in cardiac arrest. In recent years small portable defibrillators have become available. These are called automated external defibrillators or AEDs.

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*Source:  The American Heart Association