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Need to save a life? There’s an app for that

Need to save a life? There’s an app for that

LIFE SAVER: The app also provides CPR instruction and the location of defibrillators. Photo: Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Need to save a life? There’s now an app for that.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department has linked its dispatch system to a CPR smartphone app. The app, called PulsePoint, notifies CPR-trained citizens when someone nearby is having a heart attack.

Department officials hope a cardiac arrest victim could get CPR from a good Samaritan before medical responders arrive.

The Los Angeles Times reports the app also provides CPR instruction and the location of defibrillators.

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