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Emergency Defibrillator Box

Emergency Defibrillator Boxes Considering getting an emergency defibrillator box for your organization? Continue reading to find out some more information on the topic. Do AED Cabinets Need Power? Should you be interested in getting an AED wall cabinet, you may have some questions regarding whether or not you need to keep the AED cabinet somewhere […]
Defibrillator Pad Placement

Defibrillator Pad Placement

Defibrillator Pad Placement Should you be the owner of an automated external defibrillator, you may be interested in knowing how to properly use the device. One of the most important components of these devices is the defibrillation pads. Knowing how to properly apply the defibrillation pads is a crucial aspect when it comes to using […]
Defibrillator Types

Defibrillator Types

Defibrillator Types From AEDs, ICDs, advanced life support defibrillators, pacemakers, and wearable defibrillators, there is a wide range of medical defibrillation machines that people can use to treat and monitor dangerous heart conditions such as cardiac arrest, life-threatening arrhythmias, ventricular fibrillation, and ventricular tachycardia. Did you know that you can choose between numerous types of […]
Emergency Treatment Used to Restart a Heart in Cardiorespiratory Arrest

Emergency Treatment Used to Restart a Heart in Cardiorespiratory Arrest

Emergency Treatment Used to Restart a Heart in Cardiorespiratory Arrest Do you suspect that someone is experiencing sudden cardiac arrest? Are you anxiously waiting for news on someone who needs CPR or AED shock treatments? Do you know what to do in this situation? What are the signs to look for? Do they need to […]
ZOLL AED Plus Battery Replacement Instructions

ZOLL AED Plus Battery Replacement Instructions

ZOLL AED Plus Battery Replacement Instructions Should you acquire a ZOLL AED Plus device, you may be interested in the information regarding its battery. This article details everything that you may need to know concerning the replacement, as well as the maintenance of the battery involved. Being aware of this information means that you should […]
Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Indications

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Indications

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Indications While prevention of sudden cardiac arrest is challenging, there are available options to help patients deal with this when it occurs. Indications and guidelines for device-based therapy of cardiac arrest helps patients who require implantation of ICDs due to cardiac rhythm abnormalities.  What Is a Cardioverter Defibrillator? An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, called an […]
Defibrillator Law

Defibrillator Law

Defibrillator Law If you haves recently acquired a defibrillator, you may be interested in knowing the laws that govern them. Knowing the law concerning defibrillators will allow you to use AEDs without having to worry about any repercussions that you do not know of. Being ignorant of the laws that relate to defibrillators means that […]
Can You Use a Defibrillator on Someone with No Heartbeat

Can You Use a Defibrillator on Someone with No Heartbeat?

Can You Use a Defibrillator on Someone with No Heartbeat? An automated external defibrillator, AED, is known for its ability to help those who suffer from sudden cardiac arrest, ventricular fibrillation, arrhythmia, or an abnormal heart rhythm. The defibrillator delivers an electric shock to the patient to assist in restoring a normal heart rhythm and […]
Defibrillator vs Cardioversion

Defibrillator vs Cardioversion

Defibrillator vs Cardioversion Should you be an individual who knows anyone that has an issue with their heart, such as irregular heart rhythms or arrhythmias, you may be interested in knowing the differences between cardioversion and defibrillation. The procedures differ in what they are used for, and in the way they treat the patient. It […]
Where Can I Buy HeartStart OnSite AED

Where Can I Buy HeartStart OnSite AED Automated External Defibrillator?

Where Can I Buy HeartStart OnSite AED Automated External Defibrillator? Are you looking to buy a HeartStart OnSite AED? AED USA offers the Philips HeartStart OnSite AED with Slim Carry Case among many other AEDs for you to choose from.  Every year, approximately seven million people worldwide experience sudden cardiac arrest with no warning or […]
Who are the Top AED Manufacturers

Who are the Top AED Manufacturers?

Who are the Top AED Manufacturers If you are reading this article, then it is likely that you are looking to equip your home, workspace, or community with a defibrillator. A modern AED is a small, user-friendly, and portable device that is able to automatically diagnose and treat a life-threatening heart rhythm. However, there are […]
CPR With Pacemaker and Defibrillator

CPR With Pacemaker and Defibrillator

CPR With Pacemaker and Defibrillator Is it possible to perform CPR on someone who has a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, ICD? Yes! CPR should be done on a person with a pacemaker if need be. If they are unconscious, it is possible that something is seriously wrong with their heart, or their pacemaker for that […]

Implanted Defibrillator Restrictions

Implanted Defibrillator Restrictions Although there are a number of benefits associated with implanted defibrillators, there are also some restrictions that go along with them. If you are an individual who uses an implanted cardioverter defibrillator or know someone who does, you may be interested in knowing that the limitations that go along with them. This […]
Automated External Defibrillator Certification Online

Automated External Defibrillator Certification Online

Automated External Defibrillator Certification Online What do you do when you see a man or woman suddenly stop in pain and grab their heart? Whether we like to acknowledge it or not, this can happen anywhere at any time. Heart diseases are the most common cause of death in the United States of America ( […]
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

Defibrillator Placement

Defibrillator Placement: Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Insertion If you are either a patient or a family member of a patient that is considering a defibrillator implant, then you may have some questions regarding the procedure involved with it. One of the most common concerns when it comes to defibrillators is their placement. Many individuals are unaware […]
Are There Any Defibrillator Shock Side Effects

Are There Any Defibrillator Shock Side Effects?

Are There Any Defibrillator Shock Side Effects? Defibrillators are known to help patients who experience sudden cardiac arrest; this is not new news to anyone with a heart condition. It is a heart shocking device that has assisted countless patients on numerous occasions. However, are there any health side effects associated with these devices? Defibrillator […]
side effects of pacemaker defibrillators

Side effects of pacemakers and defibrillators

Side effects of pacemakers and defibrillators More than 1 in 10 adults in the United States has been diagnosed with some form of cardiovascular disease. Heart disease continues to be a leading cause of death and every 40 seconds somewhere someone is experiencing a heart attack. These alarming statistics are due to the aging population […]
What are the dangers of a defibrillator

What are the dangers of a defibrillator?

What Are The Dangers Of A Defibrillator? The wonder of modern medical technology is never more evident than when a life is saved. A medical emergency that would have ended in certain death or permanent injury years ago, can be turned around thanks to the design of innovative devices that can quickly render aid.   […]

Paying it Forward and Saving More Lives

Paying it Forward and Saving More Lives Stryker Corporation, the parent company of HeartSine and Physio Control, both automated external defibrillator (AED) manufacturers, has an amazing program for the survivors of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) called Forward Hearts. Forward Hearts allows SCA survivors to “pay it forward”, with the potential to save additional lives, by […]

What Does A Defibrillator Look Like?

What Does A Defibrillator Look Like? Understanding the Various Types of Defibrillators and How They Work When a person is experiencing certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats, sending an electrical current or a counter-shock to the heart can help restore a regular heartbeat. This process is known as defibrillation. Although the precise mechanisms are not […]
home emergency checklist

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for an Emergency

7 Ways to Prepare Your Home for an Emergency Emergency preparedness plans are common in the workplace and in various public venues, but they are much less common where they are perhaps most needed: in the home. With all the chaos happening around us today, there is no better time than now to make sure […]

Can A Defibrillator Restart A Stopped Heart? | AED USA

Understanding How an AED Works Today’s technology is truly amazing.  The accomplishments that humans have made in the last five hundred years, and especially the last 100 years, could never have been imagined to the humans who were beginning to discover exploration across the oceans 600 years ago. Yet, those people spoke the same languages […]
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How Often Should A Defibrillator Be Serviced?

A Comprehensive Guide to Defibrillators Nearly 400,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) outside of hospitals in the United States. About 120,000 of these occur in workplace or community settings outside of the home. Whether on the subway, at work, or simply enjoying a favorite baseball game, sudden cardiac arrest can happen anywhere and at […]

How Long Do Defibrillators Last?

How Long Do Defibrillators Last? Adding an AED to Your Business Emergency Response Plan Business owners have a responsibility to their customers, but they also have a responsibility to their employees. If this was not the case, the laws and regulations on workers’ compensation or disability assistance would be much different.  Employees are the greatest […]
Do Defibrillators Restart a Stopped Heart?

How Do Defibrillators Work?

Understanding How Defibrillators Work When most people think of defibrillators, they conjure frightening scenes from television shows and movies, where the Emergency Responder yells, “Clear!”, before jolting electricity through a patient with large paddles.  Those frightening machines of the past have developed, thankfully, into lightweight, portable medical devices called automated external defibrillators (AEDs). They are […]
How much do defibrillators cost

How much do defibrillators cost?

How much do defibrillators cost? If you own or manage a business, the health and safety of your clientele is more than likely of the utmost importance. In order to protect your customers, employees and visitors, it’s critical to take the necessary measures for emergency preparedness. This may include a variety of standards, practices and […]
How CPR and AED Training can Empower You to Save a Life

How CPR and AED Training can Empower You to Save a Life

How CPR and AED Training can Empower You to Save a Life 1,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) every day in the United States. It can strike anybody at any time, regardless of age or health. Less than 10% of victims live through SCA even when we all have easily attainable access to the […]
What is the purpose of defibrillation

What is The Purpose of Defibrillation?

What is the purpose of defibrillation? Defibrillators are medical devices that send an electric pulse to the heart to restore a normal heartbeat in the event of an emergency. These devices are used to stop uneven heartbeats or to correct an arrhythmia.  Most hospitals and medical clinics employ the use of defibrillators on a routine basis […]
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A Brief History of the Defibrillator

A Brief History of The Defibrillator. When Was The Defibrillator Invented? Claude S. Beck, an American surgeon, performed the first recorded example of successful defibrillation on a human being in 1947. Based on the theory that an electrical shock could restart a heart that had gone into cardiac arrest, he built a machine capable of […]
different types of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators

Different Types of Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators: What They Do and How They Will Affect Your Life

Different Types of Pacemakers and Implantable Defibrillators: What They Do and How They Will Affect Your Life If you or a loved one will be receiving a pacemaker or an implanted defibrillator in the near future, you more than likely are asking yourself these common questions: Is the surgical procedure safe?  How long does a […]
How Long Can You Live With A Defibrillator

How Long Can You Live With A Defibrillator?

How Long Can You Live With A Defibrillator? What You Need To Know To Lead a Fulfilling Life Many people view an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator as a handicap, or as something that stands to interfere with their daily lives.  The truth is, though, that a person can live a long, healthy and fulfilling life with an […]
When were defibrillators invented?

When Were Defibrillators Invented?

When Were Defibrillators Invented?  Heart disease has killed more people in the United States than any other chronic condition. More than a century ago, heart disease began emerging fiercely as a fatal ailment.  People were living longer and, as they aged, coronary heart disease began to be more common in the population. Throughout the 20th […]
whats the difference between a defibrillator and a pacemaker

What’s The Difference Between A Defibrillator And A Pacemaker?

What’s the difference between a defibrillator and a pacemaker? For cardiac patients, two popular options for treatment are using a pacemaker or a defibrillator. Many people wonder, what’s the difference between a defibrillator and a pacemaker? Today’s heart disease treatment options may include one of these life-saving devices.  Doctors may prescribe implantable defibrillators or pacemakers […]
AEDs in schools

Are AEDs Required in Schools?

Are AEDs Required in Schools? A new school year is approaching, and kids are settling in with their classmates for another year of learning and growing. This is an ideal time for parents, educators, and administrators to learn about life saving devices called Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs), why every school should have them on campus, […]
cold weather and cardiovascular disease relationship

Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease

Cold Weather and Cardiovascular Disease For many people, the thought of walking through a winter wonderland is enough to evoke nostalgia and put a smile on their faces. Winter brings lower temperatures and, in some parts of the country snow, and ice. For most people this is no problem.  However, if you have cardiovascular disease […]
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More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure

More than 100 million Americans have high blood pressure The number of Americans at risk for strokes and heart attacks has increased significantly. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), “nearly half of the American adult population, which is roughly 103 million, have high blood pressure.”  As the population continues to age and the life […]
Does Your Arrhythmia Need Treatment?

Does Your Arrhythmia Need Treatment?

Does Your Arrhythmia Need Treatment? The vast majority of arrhythmias do not cause any harm to the human body and, in most cases, they can be left untreated. If your doctor does discover you have an arrhythmia, he or she will need to find out if it is clinically significant.  Some arrhythmias simply reflect the […]
7 Keys To Prevent Heart Disease

What Risk Factors Should I Be Mindful of When It Comes to Heart Disease?

What Risk Factors Should I Be Mindful of When It Comes to Heart Disease? Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in America across most demographics. In fact, the CDC estimates that every 37 seconds, someone in America dies of heart disease. With statistics like these, it comes as no surprise that […]
Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines

Updated Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines (2020)

Updated Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Guidelines (2020) The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology released updated information on how best to prevent heart disease and strokes.  As in the recent past, the majority of the information stressed a heart-healthy eating plan, exercise and the management of known risk factors. Avoiding tobacco usage also […]
hot temperatures and heart health

How To Maintain Heart Health Even in Hot Temperatures

How To Maintain Heart Health Even in Hot Temperatures According to the CDC, every year, 600 people die of heat exhaustion. The arid Southwest or humid Southeast might first come to mind, but temperatures can soar even in the North. Subsequently, regardless of what draws you to the great outdoors, it’s important to remain vigilant […]

Heart Failure Risks Are Higher Than Normal and Increasing

Heart Failure Risks Are Higher Than Normal and Increasing The CDC reports that 6.5 million people in America suffer from heart failure (source). In 2012, this heart condition cost Americans $30.7 billion in work absenteeism, health care services and drugs. In 2017, it contributed to one in eight deaths. As if these numbers are not […]
Sleep apnea health effects

Effects of Sleep Apnea on Heart Disease and Stroke

Effects of Sleep Apnea on Heart Disease Snoring is annoying but harmless, right? Maybe not. While regular snoring is a nuisance, sleep apnea, a closely related and common condition, could have more serious consequences. Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the individual to stop breathing briefly while asleep. Many people misidentify their sleep apnea […]
Blood Pressure Guidelines 2020

Blood Pressure Guidelines, Definitions and Risk Factors (2021)

Blood Pressure Guidelines, Definitions and Risk Factors (2021) One of the biggest threats we all face is cardiovascular complications. Cardiovascular complications can cause a stroke, heart attack, heart failure, or sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). It is important to be aware of the risks of SCA, as there are plenty of preventative measures we can take. Blood […]
Fat Intake in Cardiovascular Disease

Role of Fat Intake in Cardiovascular Disease

Advisory Clarifies the Role of Fat Intake in Cardiovascular Disease A recent advisory issued by the American Heart Association has important news for those at risk of cardiovascular disease. A review of hundreds of scientific papers published since the 1950s supported the following conclusion: replacing saturated fat with healthier fats in a diet lowered the […]
covid 19 and cpr training faq

FAQs Related to COVID-19 and CPR Training and Performance

Community FAQs Related to COVID-19 and CPR Training and Performance Can I get COVID-19 from performing CPR? According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, the situation is rapidly evolving. Your risk is variable depending in part on your location. Some parts of the country have high rates of infection while others have lower rates […]
air pollution effect on cardiovascular health

How Air Pollution Can Increase Heart Disease and Stroke Risk

How Air Pollution Can Increase Heart Disease and Stroke Risk Getting outside for some fresh air and exercise is a good way to improve your heart and overall health. What happens if the air isn’t so fresh, however? In many areas, especially cities, air quality leaves a lot to be desired. This could pose a […]
Sudden Cardiac Arrest And Covid 19

The Relationship Between Covid-19 and Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Important updates regarding the relationship between sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and COVID-19 AED USA received an email newsletter from The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation on June 30th, 2020 regarding some important updates on the relationship between sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) and COVID-19.  Availability and awareness of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) as lifesaving devices is now […]
heart health, coronavirus and aeds

AED Defibrillators: Life-Saving Protection for Coronavirus Victims with Heart Problems

AED Defibrillators: Life-Saving Protection for Coronavirus Victims with Heart Problems As coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) could make the difference between life and death for a person with an underlying heart condition. The concerns for those with cardiac issues who are infected with coronavirus are very serious. Elderly people with coronary […]

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