A volunteer demonstrates how to attach adhesive pads containing electrical leads from an automated external defibrillator, or AED, to volunteer patient.
Dr. Bentley Bobrow says it should be "unacceptable" for someone to suffer sudden cardiac arrest in a public place and not get CPR and AED care from bystanders.
Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a cardiologist and professor at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., who has studied obstacles to public access to AEDS.
Mary Tappe, of Denver, says she survived sudden cardiac arrest because two colleagues in her office knew what to do and where to find an AED when she collapsed.
Jeffrey Bowman, second from right, surrounded by his parents and brother. Jeff died from sudden cardiac arrest in 2007. His family has worked to raise awareness and money for more AEDs in his memory.
Unversal symbol and sign for an AED – a heart with a lightning bolt in the middle.
An example of an AED device.