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UC researchers show how better placement of defibrillators can save lives

Sudden cardiac arrest, which occurs when the heart unexpectedly stops beating, kills more than 400,000 people in the U.S. and Canada every year. Death happens within minutes if not treated, and 92 percent who suffer an attack outside of a hospital don’t survive.

Alum and assistant professor of decisions, operations and technology management at UCLA, Auyon Siddiq, collaborated with IEOR Professor & Chair, Max Shen, to show how smart placement of defibrillators may help save lives for victims of cardiac arrest.

Read more at UCLA Anderson Review.

Keith McAleer