Cardiac Science Inc. Named July Vendor of the Month by AED.com

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Cardiac Science Inc. manufactures the Powerheart G3 AED and other life-saving products. AED.com is proud to be a vendor for this company.

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The Powerheart G3 has proven itself in the field time and time again.

Powerheart G3 AED and Powerheart G3 Pro are some of the AED defibrillators Cardiac Science has been manufacturing for years. DXE Medical, the parent company of AED.com, has enjoyed a more than 13 year relationship with the company and is celebrating this relationship for the month of July.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) kills over 300,000 people every year in the U.S. alone. Cardiac Science has been on the forefront of developing AED (automated external defibrillator) technologies to resuscitate SCA victims for over ten years. The company currently produces the Powerheart G3 and Powerheart G3 Pro AEDs for public access and emergency responder use.

Matthew Spencer, President of AED.com, recognizes the Powerheart line as one of his top-selling AEDs and trusts the device with his own life. “None of us are getting any younger, and it is important to me to have an AED at my local gym. The purchase of an AED wasn’t in the current budget, so we donated a Powerheart G3,” Spencer says. “The Powerheart G3 has proven itself in the field time and time again.”

In addition to selling AEDs, Cardiac Science manufactures stress systems, vital signs monitors and electrocardiograms (EKGs). The Cardiac Science line has been a favorite of private physicians for years and continues to maintain a dominant market share. An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG translates the heart's electrical activity into line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the line tracings are called waves.

AED.com and its parent company, DXE Medical, Inc., sells Cardiac Science products to a variety of markets including public access, EMS/fire departments, physicians offices, clinics and hospitals. The Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 is one of AED.com’s top sellers. “Cardiac Science has done a great job in educating the public about the importance of AED placement in our communities and schools. You know that a company has done the heavy lifting when customers ask for the Powerheart AED by name,” Spencer states.

While any AED is better than none, the Cardiac Science Powerheart G3 has several important features that distinguish it from other AEDs. It has non-polarized electrodes, meaning that the defibrillator pads can be placed in either position on the victim’s chest. The device also checks the AED’s main components (battery, pads, hardware and software) on a daily basis. Most devices do not check the readiness of the pads, which is crucial to the rescue.

The Powerheart G3 has a CPR Rescue Coach with metronome that guides the user through performing CPR. The metronome is a steady beeping that helps the user fall, subconciously, into the proper rhythm of chest compressions.

Cardiac Science’s STAR biphasic technology measures the patient’s impedance and calculates the proper amount of energy for the shock to be delivered. This feature is specific to Cardiac Science AEDs and tailors the rescue to the body type of the victim, rather than a one-size-fits-all shock that is the same for a 80-pound girl and a 300-pound man.

The device and battery warranties are among the longest in the industry: 7 years on the device, 4 years on the battery.

AED.com is fortunate to have such an important partner in Cardiac Science. The fight to reduce the number of Sudden Cardiac Arrest deaths needs companies and individuals that are focused on educating the public about the importance of AED training and placement. In this regard, Cardiac Science sets the standard.

Contact AED.com to learn about the specials offered on Cardiac Science products in July.

For more information on Cardiac Science products, please visit: http://www.aed.com/cardiac-science.html

Brentwood-based AED.com sells and services all makes and models of AEDs and defibrillators.

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