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Defibrillators installed at 3 Town teen centers

Original post made on Apr 23, 2010

With instances of cardiac emergencies among teens increasing in the Bay Area and beyond, the Town of Danville recently installed automated external defibrillators (AED) at the teen centers at Los Cerros, Charlotte Wood and Diablo Vista middle schools. Earlier this month, the Town Council appropriated $6,500 in contingency funds to pay for these devices.

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Posted by Louise
a resident of Danville
on Apr 23, 2010 at 7:51 am

Thanks for the info. As a Danville resident it would be very helpful to know where these exist around town in an emergency. Have a 40 year old friend who's life was saved by the use of a difribulator at her gym recently. I've seen them demonstrated are especially easy to use. If we all knew where they are located we might know to use them when needed!

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Posted by Kids Too Fat
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Apr 26, 2010 at 10:59 pm

"With instances of cardiac emergencies among teens increasing in the Bay Area and beyond..." Maybe if parents stopped feeding them McDonald's & Pizza Hut everyday, they wouldn't be developing cardia emergencies.

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Posted by samiam
a resident of Danville
on Apr 27, 2010 at 7:54 am

The interesting thing is that the cardiac emergencies have mostly been occurring in student athletes, not the "McDonalds" set. That is why there has been talk about requiring cardiac screening prior to sports participation. What is happening is simply the law of percentages, 1% failure rate when you have 10 people produces fewer number of cases then when you have 100,000 people.

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