World Heart Day: Saving lives through education and action

September 29 is World Heart Day, a time to focus attention on what can be done to promote heart health and prevent cardiac disease. Heart disease and stroke are the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.1 million lives each year. Across the globe people are holding events, conducting health screenings, and attending conferences on […]

Football AEDs: $150,000 pledged in Victoria

The Casey Weekly news site reports that $150,000 in private funds has been pledged to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for football clubs in Victoria, Australia. A map of the campaign to put AEDs at football clubs throughout Victoria. An AED campaign with the slogan “Defib your club, for life” began May 28. It marked the one-year anniversary of […]

Canada and Ontario launch $10 million AED funds for sports centres and hockey arenas

The premier of Ontario has announced a $10 million fund to deploy automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the province. Premier Dalton McGinty said the$10 million in Ontario AED funding will focus on placing AEDs in public access settings such as hockey arenas, recreation centres and high-activity schools. The Ontario AED funding follows on an April announcement by Canadian […]

Our new European AED contract [VIDEO]

As we recently reported, Cardiac Science won the contract for the first major public access defibrillation program in Spain. Spain becomes the first European country to have a wide network of automated external defibrillators(AEDs) to act immediately in sudden cardiac arrest emergencies. According to Dipsalut, Public Health organization of the Girona Council (Organismo de Salud Pública […]

In Latin America, “Proyecto Latir” urges AED preparedness

In Colombia, Cardiac Science distributor Incav Technologies has launchedProyecto Latir (“Project Heartbeat”), providing free CPR/AED training courses to help people respond to sudden cardiac arrest. Dr. Cesar Rodriguez, scientific director for the Proyecto Latir, on one of the projects AED training videos on YouTube. “In its first year, Proyecto Latir has taught dozens of courses to […]