How Does an Automated External Defibrillator Work?

On countless medical TV shows you’ve likely seen the actor/doctor yell, “Clear!” and administer a life-saving shock to the “patient.” This dramatization of defibrillator technology doesn’t tell the whole story. How exactly does a cardiac defibrillator work?

Defibrillation is the delivery of lifesaving electrical energy to the heart during an abnormal rhythm or very rapid erratic beating of the heart …

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Innovations in the Mobile Defibrillator Movement

John Anderson, Phil., Ph.D. Medical Engineering, and co-founder of HeartSine, had a passion: to develop defibrillators that non-professional users with minimal training could use to save lives.

Beginning in 1967, Anderson led the BioMedical engineering group at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Ireland, the entity that had introduced the first mobile (albeit 110 lb.) defibrillator in 1966.  The goal …

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HeartSine Donates Defibrillator to Struggling Volunteer Fire Department

samaritan® PAD 300P automated external defibrillator now available in Antelope, Oregon

Newtown, PA – December 10, 2012 – HeartSine® Technologies, Inc., a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, announced it has donated a samaritan® PAD 300P Public Access Defibrillator to the fire department in Antelope, Oregon. The automated external defibrillator (AED), valued at $1255, was presented to Michael …

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AEDs Part of OSHA’s Safety Mission

Automated external defibrillator (AED) awareness is an important part of the safety mission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Back in 1970, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.

Today the …

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Study Shows AEDs and Early Responders Key to Survival of SCA-Stricken Marathon Runners

Early use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) can dramatically improve survival of marathon runners who suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), shows a study published in the October edition of Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise®, the official journal of the American College of Sports Medicine (Vol. 44, No. 10, pages 1843-1845).

Eighty-eight U.S. medical race directors who participated …

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HeartSine Technologies Becomes the Supplier of AEDs to American Airlines

Newtown, PA – November 26, 2012 – HeartSine® Technologies, Inc., a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, announced today that it has signed an agreement with American Airlines (AMR) to become the supplier of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) to the airline. American Airlines, which is headquartered in Fort Worth, TX, is one of the world’s largest commercial airlines. …

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Hearts and Goals Places Their First samaritan PAD at Bournemouth Football Club

Royal Wootton Bassett has become HeartSafe® with its new HeartSine samaritan PAD. Read the AED Locator article.

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Heart Trac Takes the Guesswork Out of Implementing Your AED Program

HeartSine is pleased to introduce Heart Trac, a program for Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program Management and Medical Oversight Services, designed to help manage and maintain AED programs efficiently, cost-effectively, and in compliance with applicable regulations.

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Through Heart Trac we’ll help you develop comprehensive Emergency Response Plans and AED protocols, determine the most appropriate locations for …

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HeartSine Technologies Appoints Declan O’Mahoney New Chief Executive Officer

Newtown, PA – November 12, 2012 – HeartSine® Technologies, Inc., a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, announced that Declan O’Mahoney has been named the company’s chief executive officer, effective immediately. O’Mahoney has been a nonexecutive director of HeartSine since 2011. O’Mahoney is an entrepreneur based in Ireland with extensive international experience in the high technology sector and holds a number of non-executive …

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HeartSine Technologies, Ltd. Issues Global Correction of Samaritan® 300/300P PAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  October 24, 2012

On September 13, 2012, HeartSine Technologies, Ltd. initiated a voluntary global correction of certain Samaritan® 300/300P PAD public access defibrillators to address two separate issues that may affect the ability to deliver therapy to a patient in a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) event, if needed.  Certain Samaritan® 300/300P PAD devices manufactured before December 2010 …

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