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Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A 1 ea

 
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One of FORTUNE Magazine's 2004 Best Products of the Year: Home and Health.

HeartStart provides clear voice instructions that guide you through every step of the defibrillation process. Safe and easy-to-use at home, where the majority of cardiac arrests occur. Learn more about this defibrillator.


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Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea
 
4.8

(based on 8 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy storage (5)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Safe (5)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Emergency (6)
    • Elderly (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Average health (4), Athletic (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (4)

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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    5.0

    great customer service from manufacturer

    By Office Manager

    from San Francisco, CA

    describe yourself Athletic

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Idiot-proof
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • Set Up Is Noisy

    Best Uses

    • Emergency

    Comments about Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea:

    When I pulled the red tab to start set up, nothing happened, so I called Philips customer service. I was very quickly routed to an agent who suggested that I remove the battery and replace it. I did this, and the device started talking to me, telling me what to do next. I was very quickly able to complete the setup process.

    I love that I could quickly connect with an agent who was easy to understand, competent, and helpful.

    I'm glad to have this in our small office in case of emergency. I love that the voice prompts will walk you through what to do so you don't have to rely on your own memory in an emergency situation.

    The only thing to be careful of is not lifting up on the handle that says pull unless you're actually having an emergency, or the machine will think that someone is having a cardiac arrest and you'll have to remove the battery and go through the short testing phase again.

    Also, the testing phase is noisy (the device talks loudly to you) so be sure to take it into an empty office or conference room if you're doing this in an office where people are trying to work.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
     
    5.0

    Emergency Heart Product

    By ghkkkgghjk

    from utah

    describe yourself Average Health

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Storage
    • Lightweight
    • Safe
    • Sturdy

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Elderly
    • Emergency

    Comments about Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea:

    As in pros.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Necessary for every business

    By Chirag

    from Boston, MA

    describe yourself Athletic, Average Health

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy Storage
    • Lightweight
    • Safe
    • Sturdy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Elderly
      • Emergency

      Comments about Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea:

      This product is a must have to every business and property.

      • Primary use:
      • Business

      (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Excellent

      By Concerned-in-Cleveland

      from Cleveland OH

      describe yourself Athletic, Average Health, Elderly

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy Storage
      • Lightweight
      • Safe
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Emergency

        Comments about Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea:

        Terrific product and the battery does last for 4 years. However, it uses a very special battery that has to be ordered from the manufacturer. It would be much better if it used standard off the shelf rechargable batteries with a trickle charge option (from 12VDC and 120/240AC) so that it would last just about indefinitely.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Peace of Mind Has No Price

        By Al Tech

        from NYC

        describe yourself Average Health

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy Storage
        • Lightweight
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Elderly
          • Emergency

          Comments about Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea:

          This is a well thought out product. Philips is a name you can trust. I have a sonicare toothbrush as well and it is a high quaity healthcare product as well. I hope I never have to use this unit. I really bought it for peace of mind (knowing it's there and ready to go).

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Saver!

          By Dustin's Mom

          from Ohio

          describe yourself Mom

          See all my reviews

          Pros

          • Easy Storage
          • Lightweight
          • Safe

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Emergency

            Comments about Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea:

            My son has had a heart disorder since he was eight. We have used this twice in life or death situations for him. It worked well both times. It is easy to learn how to use and it was WELL worth the money!

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

            (2 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Phillips Home ...

            By Dale

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea:

            The Phillips Home Defibrillator has got to be"1" of the most important" Home Health Care Devices" that one can have at a "Ready Station" in the event of Myocardial Infarction. No there are no guarantees, but in the event that one of "YOUR" loved one's are stricken with "MI",'HEART ATTACK'. That the Phillips Home Defibrillator is second only to an "EMS", or a "Readied Surgical Theater" staffed & readied for the arrival of your loved one. I do know that I have never & would never feel prepared for an "EMERGENCY" if I didn't have the Phillips Home Defibrillator in My Family Home Arsenal, "just in case". Believe Me," I'd much rather be prepared at any price, than to possibly lose a loved one. When you look into the eye's of your "loved one's". You know that it's much, much better than any amount of money in the bank.

            (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            This product is ...

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Verified Reviewer

            Comments about Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, 1 ea:

            This product is remarkable. Exceptionally well designed and easy to use. Simple to follow voice prompts will not allow you to shock unless someone is in cardiac arrest. I showed it to my neighbor, who is a cardiologist and he was so impressed he bought one for his family.

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            Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A

             – A defibrillator is used to deliver a shock to a heart that's stopped beating. A home defibrillator combined with CPR can be lifesaving and offers a way to provide help until the emergency services arrive. Having a home defibrillator available is even more important if someone in your family has a heart problem. With the Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A, you can be prepared in the event of an emergency.

            Benefits of a Home Defibrillator



            A home defibrillator works on the same principle as defibrillators in hospitals. The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A gives you and your family the reassurance of knowing you're prepared should someone in your family experience cardiac arrest. This device comes with a complete training video that shows you how to properly use the defibrillator. Viewing this video and following the instructions are important for using it the right way. The defibrillator comes equipped with a battery and cartridges and includes a red carrying case with a 911/EMS card that's easy to transport from place to place.

            The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A is equipped with voice commands that guide you through the process of shocking a heart that's stopped beating. To prevent unnecessary shocks, this sophisticated device delivers a shock only when needed. For added reliability, it runs self-tests daily to ensure its ready should you need it. Best of all, the Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator M5068A can provide the peace of mind of knowing you have lifesaving equipment available should you need it. A home defibrillator won't replace medical care but it may increase the odds of survival should cardiac arrest occur.

            Philips, a leading maker of home defibrillators and cardiac resuscitation solutions, is committed to providing life-saving equipment to make the lives of people of all ages a little safer.
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