The Small Device with the Power to Save a Life
Each year sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) strikes nearly 300,000 people in the US, 700,000 people in Europe, and hundreds of thousands more worldwide. The majority of these people have no warning, since they show no prior symptoms. And sadly, less than seven 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. A defibrillator will not save every SCA victim, but more lives could be saved if victims were reached more quickly. Philips HeartStart Defibrillators enable virtually anyone to treat the most common cause of SCA by delivering a shock quickly and effectively, wherever it happens – at work, at play, while traveling – providing the power to save a life.
The Signature Philips AED Feature: HeartStart OnSite
Philips, the worldwide leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs), designed the HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator for the ordinary person in the extraordinary moment. The first and only AED available without a prescription, the OnSite is designed to be the easiest to set up and use and the most reliable defibrillator available.2,3 Our innovative technology, based on extensive research and user feedback, has produced a defibrillator so easy to use that you can potentially save the life of a coworker, friend, or anyone else stricken with sudden cardiac arrest. Weighing just 3.3 lbs/1.5 kg, the HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator is small and lightweight. Using clear, calm voice instructions, it guides you through each step of defibrillation, including CPR coaching. Integrated SMART Pads placed on the victim’s bare skin sense and adapt the defibrillator’s instructions to your actions every step of the way. HeartStart OnSite includes highly proven Philips technologies for heart rhythm assessment (SMART Analysis) and defibrillation energy delivery (SMART Biphasic). And like all HeartStart Defibrillators, it can be used to treat infants and children as well as adults.
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