Philips Heartstart FR3 Release

Post by Nathan Hysmith After receiving clearance from the FDA, Philips has recently launched their latest product to battle sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) victims…the Philips Heartstart FR3.  Professional responders who purchase this automated external defibrillator (AED) will benefit from the smallest and lightest professional-grade AED in the market.  Utilizing a heavy-duty protective case,...

Rapid City Cardiac Arrest Save

Post by Justin Darby Jeff Seamans was riding in his car through Rapid City, South Dakota, when without warning, he was struck with Sudden Cardiac Arrest.  Jeff's unresponsiveness prompted his wife & stepdaughter to immediately call 911.  Three Officers arrived on the scene within a few minutes. The first officer arrive was Kathleen Callery, followed by Officer Chris Hunt and Officer...

Physio-Control Acquired by Bain Capital

  On November 17, 2011, Medtronic, Inc. announced that Bain Capital would acquire Physio-Control in a deal worth approximately $487 million. Physio-Control is a leading manufacturer in the defibrillation and resuscitation markets. The Lifepak brand of AEDs (automated external defibrillators) and manual defibrillators is recognized worldwide. Brian Webster, present President and 20-year...