Cardioverter Defibrillator-Monitor

Source: Cardiac Science Inc.

Cardioverter Defibrillator-Monitor
The Powerheart AECD (Automatic External Cardioverter Defibrillator-Monitor) provides continuous monitoring
The Powerheart AECD (Automatic External Cardioverter Defibrillator-Monitor) provides continuous monitoring and fully automatic detection and treatment of ventricular tachyarrhythmias for in-hospital patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. It is a non-invasive hospital bedside defibrillator-monitor that delivers defibrillation shocks within seconds, and without human intervention, to convert a patient's heart back to a normal rhythm. It can be utilized in non-monitored beds, as well as in emergency rooms, step-down units, intensive care, cardiac care, and during in-hospital transport.

Physicians may program shockable tachyarrhythmia detection rate, Modulation Domain Function (MDF), shock energy, number of shocks, delay between shocks, and detection channel for each patient's specific needs; or they may use the preset parameters. Physicians may also select the operating mode: fully automatic, advisory, or manual. In the fully automatic mode, the system alerts bystanders with voice prompts and with visual and audible alarms prior to delivering therapy.

In clinical trials, the system demonstrated 100% sensitivity in detecting VT/VF, was immune to artifact, shocked only when appropriate, and averaged a 21-second response-time to first defibrillation using the pre-set parameters.

The LCD screen displays real-time patient ECG signal. Up to 24 hours of ECG data, including device parameters and its responses, are stored in memory for easy retrieval. Patient real-time ECG data can be output into a hospital's existing patient monitoring system. Easy-to-program parameter settings are displayed on the LCD screen. Patients are connected via disposable defibrillator pads. It operates on AC with one-hour battery back-up. The system can be wall mounted, used as a stand-alone unit, seated on a mobile pole cart or transported by hand.

Cardiac Science Inc., 1176 Main St., Bldg. C, Irvine, CA 92614. Tel: 888-274-3342 or 949-587-0357; Fax: 949-951-7315.