Several top chain restaurants in America do not have a policy of installing an automated external defibrillator (AED) at their businesses, as one man learned through an unfortunate personal experience.

Kevin Volpp’s heart stopped beating while he was eating at a Seasons 52 restaurant, yet he survived after a dinner companion performed CPR and an ambulance crew arrived with an automated external defibrillator — an AED.

But after he recovered, Volpp was dismayed to learn that the restaurant itself was not equipped with such a device. A Penn Medicine researcher who studies heart disease — the very condition that sent him to the hospital — Volpp came to suspect most other restaurants were without the lifesaving technology.

He was right.

Read the full article in the Philadelphia Inquirer.