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Heart Attacks / Automated Defibrillator #272624

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 06, 1980
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Baltimore, Maryland) Device developed by Baltimore, Maryland, scientists to help prevent fatalities from heart syndrome known as ventricular fibrillation examined; diagram shown. Automated defibrillator's superiority over pacemakers explained; the device, now supported by NASA, National Insts. of Health and Johns Hopkins Univ., said result of 12 years work led by Dr. Michel Mirowski. Function of device explained; American Heart Association film shown. [MIROWSKI - comments on possible risks involved with device.] Limitation placed on number of implants due to experimental nature of automated defibrillator; details given.
REPORTER: Charles Crawford

Crawford, Charles;
Cronkite, Walter

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