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Step 1: After calling 911, grab HeartStart and place it next to the victim. Pull the green handle to begin the automated voice instructions.
Step 2: Remove clothing from the patient's torso. Cut clothing if needed. It is important that the patient's chest is bare.
Step 3: Peel open the protective cover and take out the white adhesive pads.
Step 4: Look closely at the pictures on the white adhesive pads. Follow the voice instructions to remove the pads from the yellow plastic liner and place exactly as shown in the pictures on the victim's chest.
Step 5: Once the pads are in place, HeartStart will automatically analyze the victim's heart rhythm and determine if a shock is needed. If a shock is required, press the flashing orange button to deliver the shock. Do not touch the patient until you are instructed that it is safe to do so.
Step 6: If needed, begin CPR. Press the flashing blue button for step-by-step CPR coaching. Continue to follow HeartStart's instructions until professional emergency responders arrive.
Be prepared for the unexpected.
When sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes, the electrical system of the heart short circuits, causing the heart to quiver rather than pump in a normal rhythm. It typically results in the abnormal heart rhythm know as ventricular fibrillation (VF). It usually happens without warning and the majority of people have no previously recognized symptoms of heart disease. And it most often happens at home. For the best chance of survival from SCA caused by VF, a defibrillator should be used within 5 minutes. Yet, less than 1 in 20 people survive largely because a defibrillator does not arrive in time.
Just as seat belts or airbags do not save every life in a traffic accident, a defibrillator will not save every person who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest. Yet many lives could be saved if more people could be reached more quickly.
HeartStart was designed with you in mind.
That's why we created the HeartStart Home Defibrillator. This award-winning safety equipment has been designed so that virtually anyone can use it to help save the life of a person who suffers a sudden cardiac arrest.
Clear, calm voice instructions talk you through each step. HeartStart senses and adapts the instructions based on your actions. Using sophisticated technology, HeartStart quickly decides whether a shock is necessary. It is designed to only deliver a shock if needed. It will even coach you through the steps of CPR.
Like other essential safety equipment, you buy HeartStart hoping that you never have to use it. Yet in that moment you need it, HeartStart must be ready. It performs comprehensive daily self-tests. You can check its status at a glance. Virtually no maintenance is required.
Who should have a HeartStart?
Anyone who wants a safer home.
Consider the other essential safety equipment you own to protect your loved ones in case of an emergency. Fire extinguishers. Seat belts. Airbags. Now consider the likelihood of needing this equipment.
HeartStart Home Defibrillator Contents:
*The Infant/Child pads cartridge is sold separately, and available by prescription only. Contact Philips at 1-866-333-4246 for more information or to order.
A Support Program Enrollment Card is also included. By enrolling in this free program, you will have access to a range of services, including:
*These services are available to all HeartStart owners.Philips will send you a free Fast Response Kit (over $40 value) for enrolling in the Support Program.
Consider these things before your purchase:
Indications for Use: HeartStart is used to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) who are not responsive and not breathing normally. If in doubt, apply the pads. The HeartStart treats the most common cause of SCA by delivering a shock to the heart. Use HeartStart and CPR, as needed, until emergency professionals arrive.
If you have concerns about your health or an existing medical condition, please talk to your doctor. A defibrillator is not a replacement for seeking medical care.
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The 62-year-old father of four, and grandfather, with no history of heart disease, was in sudden cardiac arrest.
If a family member is a heart patient or potentially at risk this is a good item to have. They have come down quite a bit in price as I recall when they were $3,000. Read morePublished 11 days ago by LRLCYN
Comes with a very nice protective case that is reinforced. There is a convenient window through which you can see a slowly blinking light that indicates the charge is full on the... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Shar928
I like this product even though I have never used it. I really hope I won't use it ever. Just as a sidenote, do not attach the leads to your testicles.Published 29 days ago by Ben B.
I carry this AED in my cruiser on patrol. Recently I was called to a male that was unresponsive at a local restaurant. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Michael P. Stenger
How can you argue with safety? No one wants to think about the possibilities of needing one so they go through life with their head in the sand rather than prepare. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barry
All seems good with this device so I hope I never have to write a bad review of it!Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
The AED arrived as advertised and is ready to go after performing the set-up procedure (easy--just follow directions). We live in a remote location and also on a lake. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Titetown