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The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator is designed to treat one of the nation's leading killers - sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). When SCA strikes, the electrical system of the heart short circuits. Shocking the heart into a normal rhythm is called defibrillation and is the only way to effectively treat the most common form of SCA.

Will you be prepared when sudden cardiac arrest strikes?   

    Know the facts.  
    Fact:  Each year, approximately 340,000 people in the U.S. - nearly 1,000 people each day - die from sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). 

    Fact: Nearly 80% of all sudden cardiac arrests happen in the home. A majority of the time, someone is in the home who could potentially help. That someone could be you.

    Fact: The risk of sudden death is highest soon after a heart attack, yet SCA is often the first sign of heart disease. In fact, 50% of males and 64% of females who experience SCA report no prior symptoms of heart disease.   

    Fact: With every minute that passes without a shock to the heart, an SCA victim's chance of survival decreases by 7-10%. After 10 minutes, very few SCA victims survive.

    Fact: CPR can buy time for someone in cardiac arrest, but alone it will not save a life. Early defibrillation is widely regarded as the single, most important step in the Chain of Survival.

Early Defibrillation Helps Save Lives.

In the case of sudden cardiac arrest, minutes count. For the best chance of survival, a defibrillator should be used within 5 minutes. Unfortunately, fewer than 1 in 20 victims of SCA survive, largely because a defibrillator doesn’t arrive in time. While a defibrillator won't save every victim, many more lives could be saved if more people were reached more quickly.

The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator.

With more than 500,000 devices deployed, Philips is the worldwide leader in portable defibrillators on airplanes, and in airports, workplaces, communities, and in homes. Philips continues to demonstrate its leadership by offering the award-winning Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator: the first and only home defibrillator available for purchase without a prescription.  The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator is the first new-generation defibrillator specifically designed for the home and has been recognized as safe and easy to use by virtually anyone.

HeartStart treats the most common cause of sudden cardiac arrest. This award-winning and consumer friendly device is:

Easy to Use
Guides you with interactive voice instructions.
Senses and adapts to your actions.
Provides CPR coaching.

Based on industry-leading technology.
Only treats shockable heart rhythms.

Comes with 4-year battery.
Runs daily self-tests for readiness, virtually no maintenance needed.
If HeartStart detects a problem, it chirps loudly to alert owner.

Weighs just 3.3 lbs. Take it wherever you go.

The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator comes with everything you need to be ready to help save a life: 

Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator
Red carry case with 911/EMS card
Adult SMART Pads cartridge* (lasts 2 years)
Battery (lasts 4 years)
Training video 
Discount coupons for CPR training at American Heart Association, American Red Cross or Medic First Aid
5-year warranty 

* The Infant/Child pads cartridge for children under the age of 8 or weighing less than 55 lbs. is sold separately, and is available by prescription only. Talk to your doctor. Contact Philips at 1.866.333.4246 to order or for more information.  

A Support Program Enrollment Card also is included with the HeartStart Home Defibrillator. By enrolling in this free program, you will have access to a range of services, including:

Important notifications about HeartStart 
Customer service**
Periodic accessory reminders
Post-use counseling** 

**These services are available to all HeartStart owners.

How does HeartStart work?
Follow these three easy steps.

Clear, calm voice instructions talk you through each step. HeartStart senses and adapts the instructions based on your actions. Using sophisticated technology, HeartStart quickly decides whether or not to deliver a shock. Designed for safety, HeartStart will only treat shockable heart rhythms. It will even coach you through the steps of CPR.

Who should have a HeartStart? Anyone who wants a safer home. 

Consider the other types of emergencies for which you already prepare:

- You buy life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
- You install smoke detectors and hang fire extinguishers.
- You wear seatbelts in your car.

These are all examples of precautionary steps you take in order to protect yourself and your family from the unexpected. While you can't predict when an emergency will occur, having the right equipment on hand can help save a life.   

Please consider these things before your purchase.   

If you have questions or concerns about your health, or an existing medical condition, please talk with your doctor. A defibrillator does not take the place of seeking medical care.
You cannot use the HeartStart to treat yourself.
Users may need to perform CPR.
Responding to cardiac arrest may require you to kneel.
Voice instructions and enclosed materials are in English.
HeartStart provides audible and visible indicators when maintenance is required.

Indications for Use:
HeartStart is used to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) who are not responsive and not breathing normally. If in doubt, apply the pads. The HeartStart treats the most common cause of SCA by delivering a shock to the heart. Use HeartStart and CPR, as needed, until emergency professionals arrive.  

The HeartStart Home Defibrillator comes with a 5-year warranty.  Accessories have a 1-year warranty.  For more information contact Philips at 1-866-333-4246 or HeartStartHome_CS @philips.com.  All warranty issues must be processed by Philips.

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