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Harper announces plan for defibrillators in arenas: Queen's University expert

2013-02-27

Queen’s University School of Medicine professor Chris Simpson is available to talk about today’s announcement by Prime Minister Stephen Harper the federal government plans to start installing heart defibrillators in hockey arenas across the country.

Dr. Simpson, the Chief of Cardiology at Queen’s, applauds the move.

“This is something I am very passionate about. When a hockey player has a heart attack, a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death. The plan to start installing defibrillators is going to saves hundreds of lives,” says Dr. Simpson, who specializes in the sudden death of athletes and young people.

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