Drowning Isn't Just Drowning

By Ball State University

(HealthNewsDigest.com) – Lifeguards, managers and other staff at the nation’s aquatic facilities should be trained to use automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to reduce heart attack fatalities — the top cause of death at swimming pools, lakes and beaches, suggests a recently study from Ball State University.

An analysis of serious injuries at 144 aquatic facilities at colleges and universities around the country found in a recent five-year period that 70 percent of all deaths were due to heart attacks while just 10 percent were a result of drowning.

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