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The quick thinking of employees and the help of an AED are being credited with saving the life of a Bonté employee who suffered a heart attack on the job. Shelley Steeves of Global News reports. Click on the photo for the video link.

Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are electronic devices used to restart a person's heart if it has stopped beating. AEDs can help save lives.

Learn more about defibrillators: Government of Canada

According to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, as many as 45,000 Canadians experience a sudden cardiac arrest each year. Early access to cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation (1 to 3 minutes after cardiac arrest) is vital. These actions may increase the chance of survival by 75% or more.