Tag Archives: defibrillators

Second Life Saved by an AED in a Single Month

History repeats itself – and in the case of one New York school district – lives were saved as a result. Left to right: Amanda Tiffany, Larry Paniccia, Rebecca DiSisto, MaryLu Fiori. Credit Plamena Pesheva Exactly one month after an automated external defibrillator (AED) saved a woman’s life at a nearby middle school, Lakeland Central […]

High School Athletic Trainer Uses AED To Save Referee’s Life

When Larry Moreau suddenly collapsed while refereeing a girl’s junior varsity basketball game Nov. 29 at Westbrook High School in Maine, athletic trainer Anita Dixon made a live-saving move: She grabbed a Powerheart® G3 AED. According to WCSH-TV in Portland, Maine, which first reported the incident, Moreau suddenly collapsed during the game. Dixon quickly checked his vital […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sports program AED saves a 13-year-old’s life

What could have been a very sad start to the fall sports season at Azle Junior High in Azle, Texas, had a happy ending when bystanders used the school’s automated external defibrillator (AED) to restart a 13-year-old football player’s heart. Firefighter Mike Leatherwood with a Powerheart AED G3 similar to the one used to save […]