Philips Heartstart Home Defibrillator

The Philips Heartstart Home Defibrillator M5068A is one of the most advanced and popular defibrillators on the market today. The device is lightweight, portable, and easy to use. It can be used at home or on the go with just one touch of a button and it even gives you voice instructions.

This blog post discusses why the Philips Heartstart home automated external defibrillator (AED) has been so popular since it was first introduced with over 2,000,000 sold since first released, saving countless lives throughout the world.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Every year, over 350,000 people experience sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital and less than one-half of those patients will survive with good neurological function. This is largely because there are no warning signs or symptoms to indicate that someone may be experiencing Sudden Cardiac Arrest until it has already happened.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A big part of the equation with increasing the number of lives saved with an AED is directly related to accessibility. The Philips HS1 has been the most widely sold AED in the US and has truly been instrumental in saving lives.

Philips Heartstart Home Defibrillator

Philips HeartStart home defibrillator is the first and only defibrillator FDA-cleared and prescription-free. It is designed with the user in mind and includes automatic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) guidance features like voice prompts and step-by-step instructions to help guide the first responder through the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. Training Pads are also available to convert the AED into a trainer.

Philips Heartstart Home Defibrillator

The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator is designed with the user in mind. It contains automatic CPR guidance features like voice prompts and step-by-step instructions to help guide your family through treatment of sudden cardiac arrest, as well as training pads that convert it into a trainer for first responders or others who need instruction on how to operate

Adult SMART Pads cartridge

The M5071A defibrillation pads are  for patients over 8 years of age or 25 kg (55 lbs.) and over.

Infant/Child SMART Pads cartridge

The M5072A pediatric defibrillation pads are for patients 0-8 years of age and under 25 kg (55 lbs)

Guides the user through every step.

After the green handle is pulled, Philips Heartart’s instructions guide you through placing pads on a patient and performing CPR before delivering a defibrillation shock. The Heartstart home defibrillator even guides users on the frequency and depth of chest compressions, as well as breaths.

Advanced technology. Proven therapy.

The HeartStart Home defibrillator is designed for use on adults and children under 25 kg or 55 lbs. or 0-8 years old, as well as infants. In addition to assessing the person’s heart rhythm, SMART Analysis also checks whether a shock is needed before it delivers one even if you press the Shock button. For peace of mind, the Philips Heartstart home defibrillator series features a patented HeartStart PowerLink that has been designed to eliminate possible shocks and deliver a continuous pulse.

Fast shock to delivery.

Philips Heartstart home defibrillator is typically faster than other similar products at delivering shock treatment after CPR. Studies have shown that having minimal time between the delivery of CPR and the shock improves survival rates.

How easy is it to use?

The HeartStart Home Defibrillator is made for inexperienced users in mind. The Philips Heartstart home defibrillator is the first of its kind in America. Designed to be safe and easy to use, it’s become a lifesaver for many more people than ever before.

What if I don’t know the proper CPR technique?

The HS1 performs functions of an Automated External Defibrillator but with a very personal touch provided by automated audio coaching using a loud voice to guide the user through lifesaving CPR instructions. The HS1 kit provides real-time guidance and step by step instructions to first responders

How soon must the defibrillator shock be administered?

The person’s best chance of survival is to receive that shock within 3-5 minutes. Defibrillators have the power to save lives, but they can only act fast enough if victims are found quickly. Your quick response makes a real difference.

How do I know if a shock is needed?

The defibrillator device analyzes the patient’s heart rhythm. Pressing the orange Shock button if advised, it is directed to assess whether a shock should be administered.

How do I know if a shock is needed

What if I don’t know where to put the pads?

Pads on the Philips Heartstart home defibrillator have pictures that will show you where to place them and audio instructions to remind you. The smart pads will know if you remove them from their cases, peel away the stickers for contact points on them and apply them to the SCA victim.

What if I don’t know the proper CPR technique

How does HS1 know how much energy to deliver?

HS1 is equipped with an adaptive technology called SMART-BCI that ensures you get the right amount of energy and current. Smart Biphasic is the first biphasic therapy to be recognized by the American Heart Association as the “best choice.” Over 40 published, peer-reviewed studies support the effectiveness of SMART Analysis and SMART Biphasic.

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