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FDA demands standards for Automatic External Defibrillators

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- An FDA advisory panel is recommending stricter standards for Automated External Defibrillators following 68 recalls and reports of serious problems.

During the past five years, there have been more than 23,000 examples of AED malfunctions during rescue attempts that have caused harm or even death to a patient.

The advisory panel claims manufacturers have not fixed the problems adequately, and wants them to undergo regular inspections and to provide data for any new version of an external defibrillator.

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