February 14, 2020

Areas of Toronto require life-saving defibrillators

The public defibrillators can be found in several places, but a new study suggests parts of downtown Toronto are under served. The defibrillators are utilized to deliver a shock to the heart to restore its normal rhythm and credited to help save lives.

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According to a University of Toronto engineering professor, there are public places in the city that require the life-saving devices.

Some of the main downtown areas that are hot spots include Queen and Bay, Spadina and Dundas as well as Gerrard and Jarvis. At the present, no one regulates where the defibrillators are installed in Ontario.

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At the present, no one regulates where the defibrillators are installed in Ontario.

Timothy Chan created a mathematical formula that attempts to identify geographies where there are clusters of cardiac arrest cases that are close together and where there are no available defibrillators.

Chan added that in the denser parts of downtown Toronto, people should not have to walk farther than 100 meters to obtain a defibrillator.

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