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Coffee Shop Atm

By Robert Jimison, CNN
Updated 4:00 PM ET, Mon March 20, 2017

Coffee shops and ATMs could play a major role in helping reduce deaths caused by out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, researchers say.

The electrical malfunction of the heart, leading to arrhythmia, can often be avoided if the heart receives an electrical shock from an automatic external defibrillator, or AED.

On Monday, researchers published a list of Toronto businesses and municipal locations that are within 100 meters (328 feet) of areas where large numbers of cardiac arrests have been reported. Their findings appear in the journal Circulation.

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