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AEDs are designed to perform dozens of daily, weekly, and monthly self-tests, and if one of these tests indicates a concern, the device will emit loud beeps to alert you. But because the defibrillator tests for numerous functional issues, it’s not always easy to determine why the device is [...]

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When you compare AED laws by state, you’ll notice that New York has some of the strictest requirements in the nation. If you run a business or oversee a public facility in the Empire State, there’s a good chance that you’re required to maintain an automated external defibrillator. New York [...]

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Anyone can purchase and own an automated external defibrillator (AED), but it’s not as simple as walking into a store and tossing it in your shopping cart. There are strict legal requirements for both purchasing and maintaining an AED, and these requirements can vary significantly from one state [...]

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California has some of the nation’s strictest requirements when it comes to automated external defibrillators (AEDs). These devices—which are designed to restore normal heart function in a cardiac arrest emergency—are required in schools, gyms, and a variety of other public places. If you [...]

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Doctors are trained to do everything in their power to save a patient’s life in a dire emergency, and bystanders are likewise tasked in many cases to perform CPR on an unconscious individual. But what happens when the patient doesn’t want to be subjected to aggressive lifesaving measures? Can [...]

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Cardiac arrest during pregnancy is on the rise. A study found that one in every 12,000 pregnant women admitted for delivery in the U.S. experiences sudden cardiac arrest (SCA)—and that number doesn’t even account for the women who have a cardiac arrest incident outside the hospital. This raises [...]

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If you’ve purchased a Philips AED, you’ve made an excellent choice. Philips defibrillators are among the most powerful, intuitive, and technologically advanced AEDs available. Now you just have to find the right accessories to ensure that your device is 100% emergency-ready. Make sure that you [...]

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COVID-19 is commonly seen as a respiratory disease, but its effects aren’t limited to the respiratory system. Since the pandemic began, doctors and researchers have observed a number of unexpected outcomes in patients, including damage to the cardiovascular system. In fact, research out of Italy, [...]

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Are you in the market for an automated external defibrillator and want to know what's the best AED for CPR? Unless you have a considerable amount of life support training, you need a device that provides simple CPR assistance — and Philips devices are second to none. The combination of CPR and [...]