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

  • Easy To Use - Guides you with interactive voice prompts
  • Safe - Delivers a shock only if needed
  • Reliable - Runs daily self-tests for readiness

Important: With sudden cardiac arrest, every minute counts. Make sure your HeartStart Home Defibrillator is set up and ready for use in an emergency.


  • "Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator (an automated external defibrillator or AED)"
  • Red carry case with 911/EMS card
  • Adult SMART Pads cartridge (lasts 2 years)**
  • Battery (lasts 4 years)***
  • Training video
  • 5-year warranty

Facts you need to know about adult SCA:

  • For the best chance of survival, a defibrillator should be applied within 5 minutes.
  • Less than 5% of SCA victims survive. This is largely because defibrillators don't reach them in time.
  • Nearly 80% of all SCA's occur at home.

HeartStart user considerations:

  • 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 if the device requires maintenance.

If you have concerns about your health or an existing medical condition, talk to your doctor. A defibrillator is not a replacement for seeking medical advice.

Who should own a HeartStart?
Anyone who wants to be prepared.

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a leading cause of death in the U.S. The majority of victims have no previously recognized symptoms of heart disease - SCA typically strikes without warning.

A defibrillator will not save every SCA victim, but more lives could be saved if victims were reached more quickly.

American Red Cross
The vision of the American Red Cross is that at least one person in every household be trained in life-saving first aid, CPR, and defibrillator use, and that every American be within 4 minutes of a defibrillator.

*Contact Philips for information about other languages. 1-866-333-4246
**Infant/Child SMART Pads cartridge sold separately by prescription only. Talk to your doctor. 1-866-333-4246
*** Please note the date found on the battery is the "install by" date, once installed the battery has a four (4) year lifespan


  • It is important to understand how to use your HeartStart Defibrillator safely.
  • Please read these warnings and precautions carefully.
  • A warning describes something that could cause serious personal injury or death.
  • A precaution describes something that could cause minor personal injury, damage to the HeartStart, loss of data stored in the HeartStart, or less chance of successful defibrillation.
  • Note: The HeartStart Home Defibrillator is designed to be used only with Philips approved accessories. The HeartStart may perform improperly if non-approved accessories are used. (See owner's manual for more information.)
  • Warnings:
    • Flammable Gases: If the HeartStart is used to give a shock in the presence of flammable gases such as in an oxygen tent, there is a risk of explosion. (However, it is safe to use the HeartStart on someone wearing an oxygen mask.)
    • Battery: The HeartStart M5070A battery is not rechargeable. Do not try to recharge, open, crush or burn the battery, or it may explode or catch fire.
    • Fluids: Do not let fluids to get into the HeartStart. Avoid spilling any fluids on the HeartStart or it accessories. Spilling fluids into the HeartStart may damage it or cause a fire or shock hazard. Do not sterilize the HeartStart or its accessories.
    • Accessories: Using damaged or expired equipment or accessories may cause the HeartStart Home Defibrillator to perform improperly and/or injure the victim or the user.
    • Patient Handling: Performing CPR or otherwise handling or moving the patient while HeartStart is analyzing heart rhythm can cause an incorrect or delayed analysis. If the HeartStart tells you a shock is advised while you are handling or moving the patient, stop the vehicle or CPR and keep the patient as still as possible for at least 15 seconds. This will give the HeartStart time to reconfirm the analysis before telling you to press the Shock button.
    • Cell Phones: The HeartStart can work correctly when it is fairly close to equipment like emergency two-way radios and cell phones. Normally, using a cell phone near the patient should not cause a problem for the HeartStart. However, it is best to keep such equipment only as close as necessary to the patient and the HeartStart.
  • Precautions:
    • Device Handling: The HeartStart was designed to be sturdy and reliable for many different use conditions. However, handling the HeartStart too roughly can damage it or its accessories and will invalidate the warranty. Check the HeartStart and accessories regularly for damage, according to directions.
    • Maintenance: Improper maintenance may damage the HeartStart or cause it to function improperly. Maintain the HeartStart according to directions.
    • Skin Burns: Do not let the pads touch each other or other electrodes, lead wires, dressings, medical patches, etc. Such contact can cause electrical arcing and skin burns during a shock and may also divert the electrical current away from the patients heart. During a shock, air pockets between the skin and pads can cause skin burns. To help prevent air pockets, make sure pads stick well to the skin. Do not use dried out pads because they will not provide good contact with the skin.
  • For more warning information see owners manual.

©2004 Philips Electronics North America Corp.

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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