Why Choose Philips AEDs?
Reliability. Durability. Ease of Use.
Each year sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes nearly 300,000 people in the US alone and millions world-wide. The majority of these people have no warning, since they show no prior symptoms. And sadly, less than sever percent survive, often because emergency medical services cannot reach them in time.
SCA most often occurs when the electrical system of the heart becomes chaotic, causing it to stop beating effectively. Lacking proper blood flow, the person becomes unresponsive, stops breathing normally, and will likely die unless promptly treated.
CPR is important, but it alone cannot restore a normal heart rhythm. A shock from a defibrillator is the most effective way to restore the heart's normal pumping rhythm. The victim's best chance of survival is to receive that shock within five minutes of collapse. More lives could be saved if victims were reached more quickly.
Philips HeartStart AEDsenable virtually anyone to treat the most common cause of SCA by delivering a shock quickly and effectively, where it happens- at work, at play, while traveling- providing the power to save a life