Defibrillators in daughter's memory

The family of a girl from Redditch who died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) have pledged to install defibrillators in public places.

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'Like fire-extinguishers, defibrillators need to be in all schools'

Robert Underwood, a parent of a 16-year old girl who died of Sudden Arrhythmia Death Syndrome, is campaigning to get defibrillators in all schools.

Contrary to popular perception, a defibrillator actually stops the heart, rather than restarts it, allowing it to naturally regain normal rhythm.

With a defibrillator to hand, a patient has a considerably greater chance of survival.

It's estimated that more than 95 percent of cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.

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