by admin on January 30, 2014

Defibrillators For Home Use

Here’s a fact for you. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, every year about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women alike, and according to The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation website, Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is one of the most common causes of death among adults more than 40 in the United States, accounting for more deaths per year than Alzheimers disease, breast cancer, cervical cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, HIV, motor vehicle accidents and suicides combined.

That’s a very sobering thought, especially when you consider that approximately 1,000 people per day experience SCA outside of a hospital, and for those who do, only 1 in 10 survive. So what can you do to put the odds back in your loved one’s favor?

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation states that CPR, combined with the use of defibrillators, is most effective if administered within 3-5 minutes of collapse, so when a life is on the line, action taken as soon as possible is absolutely essential for survival. And when we get down to it, survival is the only thing that really matters, isn’t it?

So, the question is, what do you put in your toolbox to give your loved one the best chance at survival?

The answer is the AED (Automated External Defribrillator) which when combined with CPR, greatly increases the chances your loved one makes it to the next day. Below are some of the great features of automated external defibrillators.

-Ease of Use. Once that pads are placed on the chest, the AED automatically diagnoses the rhythm of the heart and delivers a shock only if it’s needed. Many AED’s also include a metronome for proper CPR compression frequency and include non-polarized pads for simple placement of the pads on the chest.

-Interactive Voice Prompts. Let’s be honest, this is likely going to be the most stressful situation you’ve ever been in, right? Interactive voice prompts allow you to follow the steps and make sure you’re doing everything right. Texts alerts also help guide you through the steps and can be extremely beneficial in loud environments or for those who are hearing impaired.

-Reliability – When you buy a product, the first thing you want to do is make sure it works accurately. This is an absolute necessity when it comes to saving lives. The AED runs daily self-tests to make sure it’s ready in the time of need. Most carry a 4 or 5 year battery warranty so you don’t have to constantly worry about it being charged up and ready to go.

Life is a precious thing, and when SCA strikes, it’s of paramount importance to do everything you can to make sure that your loved one keeps on living. By making the conscious decision to have Automated External Defibrillators that’s exactly what you’re doing. No matter how healthy your loved one is, you should always be prepared.

Please check out our display of defibrillators for home use.

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