Getting to the Heart of the Matter

There are certainly more fun apps on the market, but few have the incredible life-saving potential as PulsePoint, a free smartphone application available on iOS or Android designed to improve cardiac arrest survival rates. By using the location-aware functions (it currently covers more than 300 cities), PulsePoint can help someone suffering from cardiac arrest by alerting nearby CPR-trained bystanders, who can then administer aid while an ambulance is being dispatched. The app also provides information on the exact location of the closest publicly accessible Automated External Defibrillator (AED). If this app does its job, the recovery from a cardiac health event could be much quicker, enabling you to get back to playing Angry Birds in no time. — Adam Albright Hanna

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