emergency medical Emergency crews pushing for more heart-shockers in office buildings By Keith Seinfeld • Jun 14, 2012 How many ways do you know to save someone who's dying? A good first step is to call 911. If the person's heart has stopped, then it's time for CPR. And, third on your list might be the AED, or automatic external defibrillator. Emergency responders are hoping this electronic heart-shocking device will become a standard part of the workplace. You're part of a cardiac arrest experiment in King, like it or not By Keith Seinfeld • Jan 26, 2012 If your heart stops beating and you’re treated by paramedics in the next few years, which treatment you get may depend on a coin flip. Once again, King County residents are part of a national study of how best to resuscitate someone from cardiac arrest. A coin flip sounds pretty random – and that’s actually on purpose.