If a person were to suffer a cardiac arrest, he or she would be better off in a gambling casino or airport than in Wilton Center. That’s because there are far more automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in those locations than in the center of town. An AED is a portable device that checks the heart rhythms of an unresponsive person and can be used to send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. They are used to treat sudden cardiac arrest.
According to a map provided by Nancy Capelle of the Cardiac Companion, the only AEDs in the center of town are at Wilton Library and Village Market.