At Cardiac Science, we’re often asked questions about when it is safe to use a defibrillator. From defibrillating patients in the wind and rain, to attempting to resuscitate an intoxicated person, there are hundreds of scenarios that people are unsure about. So we’ve put together a handy guide to all sorts of unusual situations – just in […]
Cardiac Science has donated £2000 to a Community First Responder (CFR), and champion of defibrillators, as he embarks on the trek of a lifetime for a leading children’s charity. The company is sponsoring Martin Ford, a volunteer CFR with the East of England Ambulance service crew in Colchester, who is climbing Kilimanjaro between 11th -20th […]
There are more than 30,000 out of hospital sudden cardiac arrests in the UK every year, less than one in ten of those victims survive to be discharged from hospital1. In the case of a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), chances of survival are completely dependent on what happens in the first few minutes of collapse, […]
ZOLL MEDICAL COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF CARDIAC SCIENCE Expands Solutions for Cardiac Arrest Victims in the Community August 27, 2019─Chelmsford, Mass.–ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group Company that manufactures medical devices and related software solutions, today confirmed that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Cardiac Science® Corporation, a leading provider of automated external […]
Did you know that after a sudden cardiac arrest, women have a lower survival rate than men? There are several reasons for this. Some are medical, such as women being more likely to have an un-shockable heart rhythm. Some are social – for instance, the average woman waits around 37 minutes longer than men to […]
Are you aware that new legislation on how medical devices are regulated comes in to play from 5th May 2020? If not, you can find out everything you need to know here in our handy guide…
Imagine you’ve just seen someone collapse in front of you. You dial 999 straight away, and the operator tells you how to check their breathing and pulse while you wait for an ambulance. Many people who aren’t medically trained would stop there and wait for the professionals to handle the rest. After all, you wouldn’t […]
There are lots of things that can cause a person to suffer a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). While not all of these are related to problems with the heart’s functioning, the majority are. These causes are down to different cardiac rhythms – whether too fast, too slow or simply irregular. More often than not, an […]
We’ve all sat in suspense, watching our favourite Hollywood medical dramas, as flatlining patients are jolted back from the brink by fearless doctors wielding electric paddles. But just how accurate is this? Can a defibrillator really restart a stopped heart? The answer may surprise you.
When you hear the words ‘sudden cardiac arrest’, what do you picture? Chances are, your mind will have conjured up images of an adult in need of help. Well, although this is most often the case, it is in fact possible for both adolescents and children to also suffer sudden cardiac arrests (SCAs) – something […]
Combination of companies will deliver diversified portfolio of AED products and services for sudden cardiac arrest JUNE 11, 2019, DEERFIELD, Wisc. – Cardiac Science Corporation (CSC), a leading provider of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), related services and accessories, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by ZOLL® Medical Corporation, an […]
At Cardiac Science, we’ve been at the forefront of developing defibrillators for many years, both manufacturing and selling AEDs and training devices to help save lives across the globe. However, while we often talk about new and innovative product developments, we rarely discuss the past.