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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 22(3); 2011 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2011;22(3): 279-282.
First Survival Case of an Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Patient Shocked using a Public-Access Automated External Defibrillator in Korea
Chang Won Lee, Gyu Chong Cho, Keun Jeong Song, June Soo Kim
1Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea.
2Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, Hallym University, Seoul, Korea. emdrcho@empal.com
3Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine, ungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
4Department of Cardiology, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Early defibrillation with an automated external defibrillator (AED) is crucial to survival success in sudden cardiac arrest. Dissemination of public-access AEDs have increased the frequency of early defibrillations and contributed to improved outcomes after out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCAs). However, public-access AEDs are not yet widely-disseminated in Korea. We report the first survival case of an OHCA patient who received shocks from a public-access AED in Korea.
Key words: Cardiac Arrest, Automated External Defibrillators
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