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[Correspondence] Improving public defibrillator use in China

On June 29, 2016, a 34-year-old man fainted and fell on a subway platform. His sudden death increased public calls to make critical first aid equipment available in public places. The live video showed that several passengers who tried to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) didn’t press the man’s chest fast enough and for long enough. No automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) were available in the subway station and a subway employee only made calls to emergency services and took no other action.

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