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HeartStart Home Defibrillator

The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator. It’s the latest in essential safety equipment.
 

Fire extinguishers. Seat belts. Airbags. Home security systems. All essential safety equipment to protect yourself and your loved ones.

You know they are there…silently standing by…just in case. They give you peace of mind so that you can focus on life’s good things.


Just when things are going well, you don’t want them to be interrupted.


But that’s exactly what happens with sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). When 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.



Call Philips today at 1.866.DEFIBHOME (1.866.333.4246) to learn more or click here.

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Interactive Home AED Product Demonstration
Click here to learn more about the HeartStart Home AED, and how you can help save a life.
 
 
The Facts
SCA strikes both men and women. The average age of victims is 65; however, many of those who experience SCA are much younger -- many in their 30s and 40s.