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Like other pieces of essential safety equipment, the Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator was designed to be safe, reliable and easy to use. The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator is the first and only defibrillator available without a prescription. Designed with you in mind, HeartStart Home is easy to set up and includes automatic Life Guidance features like voice prompts and CPR coaching to help guide you step-by-step through the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest.
The HeartStart Home Defibrillator comes with:
- Adult SMART Pads cartridge (lasts 2 years)
- One Battery (lasts 4 years on standby)
- Training Video
- Red carry case with 911 EMS card
- 8 years warranty on AED
Ready to act, Ready to go. The HeartStart Home Defibrillator is used to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), who are not responsive and not breathing normally. Use HeartStart and CPR, as needed, until emergency professionals arrive.
Here’s some frequently asked questions…
How do I use the Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator?
HeartStart is specifically designed for use by virtually anyone to help save a life. If you suspect that someone is in sudden cardiac arrest–they are not breathing normally and you can’t wake the person–call 911 first. Then follow this three-step process: Pull, Place & Press.
Step 1–Pull the cartridge handle–it’s marked “PULL” in large letters. This initiates the clear calm voice that will guide you through the process.
Step 2–Place the pads on the patient’s bare chest. The voice instructions tell you exactly what to do. HeartStart can even sense and adapt to your actions. If you are moving quickly, the voice prompts stay with you. If you are taking more time, HeartStart provides increasingly detailed instructions to help you place the pads. Once HeartStart senses that the pads have been applied to the skin, it automatically begins analyzing the patient’s heart rhythm. HeartStart decides whether a shock is needed–you don’t have to.
Step 3– Press the shock button. If HeartStart decides a shock is needed, it will instruct you to press the flashing orange button HeartStart is designed to only let you deliver a shock if it determines one is needed. HeartStart even provides CPR coaching. Essentially, that’s how it works. You can feel confident that the defibrillator is providing easy-tofollow, straightforward direction and coaching. All you need is the desire to save a life.
Does the battery need recharging?
The long-life lithium battery does not need recharging. It contains power cells of the same kind safely used in many other consumer products, such as cameras.
The battery typically lasts approximately four years in “standby mode.” “Standby mode” means HeartStart is standing at the ready to help save a life if needed. Every day, HeartStart runs selftests to check its battery, pads freshness and internal circuitry. If it ever detects a problem, such as a low battery, it chirps like your smoke alarm to alert you.
Can the Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator treat an existing medical condition?
The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator is only intended for use in the treatment of the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest, known as ventricular fibrillation (VF). VF occurs when the electrical system of the heart short circuits, causing the heart to quiver rather than pump in a normal rhythm. If you have questions or concerns about your health, or an existing medical condition, please talk with your doctor. A defibrillator does not take the place of seeking medical care.
Is training needed to use HeartStart?
HeartStart comes with a “Quick Start” poster, an Owner’s Manual, Quick Reference Guide and a short training videotape, “How To Use Your HeartStart Home Defibrillator,” to help you get familiar with the device. Philips recommends that anyone who might use the HeartStart watch the video and read these materials.
Is the Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator safe?
The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator was designed with safety in mind–safety of the victim, the user and those living in the household, including children and others who might be curious about the device. HeartStart is designed to only deliver a shock if it determines one is needed. It will not deliver a shock to a person who doesn’t need it. For the safety of the responder, it is important to follow the voice instructions and to make sure that no one touches the patient when a shock is delivered.
Can HeartStart be used on a person with a pacemaker or ICD?
It is all right to use the HeartStart on a person with an implanted device such as a pacemaker or ICD, but do not place the pads directly over the implant. You can tell where an implant is located by a lump in the skin and a scar. It is also all right to use HeartStart on someone wearing an oxygen interface.
Due to the popularity of this item it is currently backordered. We are still accepting orders, but please allow 2-3 weeks for product to be available.