The Restart Heart Foundation has installed AEDs at three locations in the city to help during emergencies.
What’s it about? Kauvery Hospital’s Restart Heart Foundation is an initiative to address the increasing number of cardiac arrests. They’ve installed 3 AEDs. One each at Semmozhi Poonga, Tidel Park, and Vivekandhar Illam.
- An AED can be used in an emergency since it’s equipped with a battery and pad electrodes. It provides voice prompts and step-by-step instructions for anyone with minimal training to follow.
- The device can help revive the heart rhythm of someone who suffered a cardiac arrest. It can keep them in a stable state until an ambulance arrives.
Necessity & next steps: More than 70% of cardiac arrests happen outside hospitals. Using an AED can save someone’s life. Nearly 8 lakh people die every year due to sudden cardiac arrests.
- The foundation will install more than 100 defibrillators across the city and state in the next three years. People from companies, schools, and colleges will be trained and certified to use AED machines.