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AEDs Safe for Young Children

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) -- devices that shock the heart to restore a normal heartbeat after a life-threatening heart rhythm -- are safe for children as young as age 1, according to the American Heart Association. Until recently, they were approved only for people ages 8 and older.