• AED… It’s Cold Outside

    January brings change in many different formats. Some people may take up going to the gym as part of their new year health kick, whilst others might quit smoking.  Although, if there’s one change that is guaranteed in January, it’s the cold frosty weather. [...]

  • Whether it’s the United Kingdom or the United States, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) comes out as a leading cause of death year after year. It’s a life-threatening event that can happen to any person at any time, regardless of physical health.

  • If an AED is not on your own wish list, it’s probably because it’s on your shopping list, right?  Find out why an AED should be at the top of your wish and/or shopping list this Christmas. [...]

  • SCA Facts

    Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the US. The following facts indicate that a lack of awareness makes it an even bigger problem. [...]

  • Is your AED a Secret?

    Once you have purchased an AED, you may feel that you have taken every necessary step you possibly can to ensure your environment is heart safe. Whilst this is a great step that everyone should take, there are other important steps that should be taken after you have invested. [...]

  • In the US alone, more than 350,000 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) are recorded each year.

    Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the abrupt loss of heart function, and it can happen to anybody – it doesn’t matter whether the person has a pre-existing heart condition or not; if they have a heart, they are susceptible to SCA. [...]

  • It is the responsibility of school principals and staff to assess the threats and hazards that will most likely impact a school.

    To allow for, and to plan an effective response to locally identified threats and hazards, schools are required to carry out and document regular drills. [...]

  • We’re thankful for AEDs every day here at the defibshop. Although with it being Thanksgiving, we are particularly grateful for them today.

    A shock from an AED, along with effective CPR is the only definitive treatment for sudden cardiac arrest. [...]

  • Cardiovascular disease is the leading health problem in the US, and it is estimated that 15 million American adults have some form of coronary heart disease. The nation’s epidemic of poor cardiovascular health has resulted in a generic view of heart issues, causing a fundamental lack of understanding about the individual problems that can impact the heart. [...]

  • AEDs save lives but in order for them to do this, they must be in a working condition. Owning an AED is great as it means you have taken an important step in becoming equipped to treat sudden cardiac arrests. Although, you must ensure to maintain your device and keep it stored safely to make sure your AED could be used at any time. [...]