Barnes-Jewish Hospital stresses importance of AED education

ST. LOUIS - February is heart American Heart Month, and heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States. Studies show heart attacks occur in the US every 40-seconds.

Washington University and Barnes Jewish partner together to raise awareness of the need for AEDs, and also educate the community on the impact they could make on someone's life. ADE stands for Automated External Defibrillator which is a portable device that could help save a life in the event of a heart attack.

Dr. Marc Moon, a cardiac surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and Kristin Seymour, a clinical nurse specializing in heart and vascular care, joined FOX 2 in the Morning to discuss how doctors are getting people a better handle on their heart health by providing lifesaving AEDs to organizations in need.

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