What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

AKA: Cardiac Arrest and Sudden Cardiac Death Sudden cardiac arrest is the abrupt loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness. Cardiac arrest usually results from an electrical disturbance in your heart that disrupts its pumping action and stops the blood flow to the body.  In honor of October’s Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month, we put together a few video shorts for you. Here’s...

What’s Included With a New AED?

Unboxing Your New AED If you’re considering purchasing a new automated external defibrillator (AED), you’ll want to make sure you invest in an AED that’s right for your home, office, or organization. In this post, we’ll take a look at what comes with popular AEDs from Cardiac Science, Defibtech, HeartSine Philips, Physio-Control, and Zoll.  Buying an AED is a big decision and a very...

What Are AEDs?

What is an AED and How Does it Work? You’d be surprised how often we hear “What’s an AED? I know that I know, I just can’t quite come up with it.” Well, we won’t keep you in suspense any longer: an automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable and user-friendly electronic device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart.  AEDs automatically diagnose...