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Is short always important?

  • Shimon Rosenheck
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    Address reprint requests and correspondence: Dr Shimon Rosenheck, Heart Institute, Meir Medical Center, 59 Tchernihovsky St, Kefar Sava 4428164, Israel.
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    Meir Medical Center, Kefar Sava, Israel, and Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel
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Published:September 20, 2017DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrthm.2017.09.033
      Automatic external defibrillator (AED) has become an important tool in rescuing patients after sudden cardiac death. The availability of AED is increasing, and every highly populated place or isolated locations are equipped with this valuable device. AED has 2 main functions: (1) detection and definition of the shockable arrhythmia and (2) delivering of appropriate shock to terminate the malignant arrhythmia.
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