AED Life Power - CPR Automated External Defibrillators
AEDs or automated external defibrillators are the electronic devices which can be handy in diagnosis of the potentially life threatening cardiac arrest of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient or sportsperson. AED helps them treat through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.
If by chance, one has had a heart attack, remember he/she is at much higher risk for developing a life threatening cardiac arrhythmia. Also the risk is high if the person is in old age or is involved with physical labor or sports related activities. If the defibrillators (AEDs) are available at home or work places, victims of cardiac arrest have a much greater chance of recovery and return to normal functioning before the doctors can be reached. As of January 1, 2004 Medicare covers automated external defibrillators and wearable defibrillators for specified at-risk patients. It would need to be prescribed by a physician and meet the guidelines for coverage. Exceptionally Phillips HeartStart Home Defibrillator one of the best known AED brand that has been approved by the FDA for purchase without a prescription.