Montgomery County Launching New Program to Save Lives

A new mobile app is being launched in Montgomery County in an effort to assist cardiac arrest victims in their time of need.

The PulsePoint Respond App will alert those who have the app and have training in CPR when an ambulance is dispatched in response to a Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) that’s in a public area, within a 1/4 mile of their current location. Also, the app will inform app holders of the nearest Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), as long as it is registered with PulsePoint.

“I’ve seen the dramatic difference it makes when someone who has suffered cardiac arrest has gotten CPR,” said Dr. Timothy Shapiro, Chief of Interventional Cardiology at Lankenau Medical Center. “This app will help save lives.”

Montgomery County residents who are CPR trained can download the app by following this link. For more information and the full release from Montgomery County, click here.