With up to 500 healthy and often supremely fit young people dying each year from sudden cardiac arrest, cardiologist Chris Semsarian said the lifesaving devices must be in every school and at every sporting event.
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Sydney University and RPA cardiologist Professor Chris Semsarian, who specialises in cardiac death in the young, said more needed to be done to prevent deaths: “Defibrillators should be at every sporting field and in every school.
“When you have a cardiac arrest, while having someone pushing on your chest might keep you alive for three minutes, the only thing that is going to save you is the shock of a defibrillator.”