Submitted by T-Ann Pierce on Tue, 01/17/2017 - 11:00am
Not long after we posted about purchasing an AED for emergencies both at home and away, a parent whose child was diagnosed with LQT as a result of our screening, wondered about traveling with the AED in an airplane. Unfortunately, she was told recently by a major airlines that she could not bring batteries on board, so she did not bring the AED with her when she traveled. What a shame!
We wondered about policy for taking an AED on a plane. This is what we discovered:
Submitted by T-Ann Pierce on Wed, 01/04/2017 - 7:44pm
Let’s sprinkle our communities with AEDs. We want what Cher sang about oh so many years ago: we want to ensure ‘the beat goes on’.
Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the leading causes of death in the U.S. This year, over 350,000 people will suffer from sudden cardiac. Sudden cardiac death can happen to anyone, anytime, anywhere and at any age.
Unfortunately, we are not able to access the entire article, but the summary is often the most read portion of a scientific article by a lay person (like me!). The plain English ending sentence is all you need to read, IMHO.