A 71-year-old Swedish man who had a heart attack while shoveling snow in December was resuscitated by a doctor who was on his way to work, using a defibrillator flown in by a drone. Everdrone's Emergency Medical Aerial Delivery service allows emergency dispatchers to send a drone carrying the device to a caller's home. In a four-month pilot study, EMADE got 14 heart attack alerts that would be eligible for drones. Drones took off in 12 cases, and 11 successfully delivered the defibrillators, with seven arriving before the ambulance. In Europe, about 275,000 patients suffer cardiac arrest annually, about 70% in a private home without a defibrillator. Currently, EMADE can reach 200,000 Swedish residents. It plans to expand to more locations in Europe this year.

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