Tag Archives: defibrillation

School Health Names Cardiac Science Top Partner of the Year

For the third year in a row, Cardiac Science, an Opto Circuits group company and a global leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and diagnostic cardiac monitoring devices, has been selected as Top Partner of the Year by School Health, a leading distributor of health supplies and equipment to schools in the United States. The […]

Sudden cardiac arrest: What Congress can do to save lives

CPR doubles the chance of surviving sudden cardiac arrest, but only one in four SCA victims receive CPR from a bystander. Marking the 50th anniversary of CPR, 43 heart health organizations have asked Congress to take action to reduce deaths from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) — a leading cause of death in the U.S. The Sudden […]

Puerto Rico police and emergency services deploy Powerheart defibrillators [VIDEO]

The state police in Puerto Rico are deploying automated external defibrillators(AEDs) for use by regional police stations and emergency services. The acquisition of 125 Cardiac Science Powerheart AED G3s was announced at anews conference last month by Police Superintendent Jose Figueroa Sancha, Emergency Medical Services Director Heriberto Sauri, and 911 Executive Director Desiderio Ortiz. Announcing the new AED program, […]

Abbots Langley school receives life-saving equipment

Wayne Pope died suddenly just 10 days after his 30th birthday. A heart defibrillator could have saved his life. Now that vital piece of equipment has been presented to an Abbots Langley (UK) primary school to ensure that its staff and pupils could be saved in similar circumstances. Wayne died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS), a rare […]

Danish principal: “There Ought to Be a Defibrillator in Every School”

“There ought to be a defibrillator in every school,” says Jan Thrane, principal of Denmark’s North Zealand Primary and Upper Secondary School (NGG). It is not yet common practice within Danish primary and upper secondary schools to have defibrillators at their disposal, but the principal of NGG would like to change this. Denmark’s Red flere liv (Save […]