Tag Archives: Defibrillator

Defibrillator sales rep uses her AED to save her husband’s life

Many husbands refer to their wives as “life savers,” but in Peter Marton’s case it’s literally true. On June 10 Marton, a Honda specialist, was with a group of friends enjoying an after-work outing at go-kart track near Sydney, New South Wales. His wife, Catherine Rees, was sitting in the grandstand at Easton Creek Karts […]

Copenhagen doubles cardiac arrest survival rate!

In the past four years, cardiac arrest survival rates have doubled in Copenhagen, Denmark’s capitol city, near where Cardiac Science has its international offices. Cardiac arrest survival rates have risen from 7.5 percent to 15 percent. In 2009, 130 people survived cardiac arrest in the Copenhagen area. The Copenhagen Post reports that experts attribute the new rates […]

College AEDs: University of New Hampshire campus gets defibrillators: Cardiac Science for the week of July 12

College AEDs: University of New Hampshire campus gets defibrillators They’re in the classroom buildings, theater, recreation center and the student union: automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that a layperson can use to revive a victim of sudden cardiac arrest. “The machines are foolproof,” Jim Lapolla, Homeland Security specialist/paramedic with the university’s Office of Emergency Management, told the Campus Journal. […]

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 […]

The Boy Scouts of America on an AED awareness mission at 10th Jamboree

Cardiac Science and Boy Scouts of America have set an ambitious goal: To prepare thousands of Scouts to save lives using automated external defibrillators while setting a Guinness World record for the largest CPR/AED training event in history. The large-scale training event will be held July 29 during the national Boy Scouts of America 100-year Anniversary Jamboree at Ft. […]