Zoll AED Defibrillators
Zoll AED: Leaders in AED Technology
In 1956, Dr. Paul Zoll became the first physician to show that external defibrillation could be used to regulate heart rhythms that can occur during a heart attack, and therefore was the most important first step in treating sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Since that groundbreaking discovery, Dr. Zoll has been working with others in the medical and corporate worlds to create automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Zoll Medical Corporation has become a worldwide leader in medical and software products and solutions.
The Zoll AED is one of the industry’s most reputable, reliable, safe, easy-to-use and competitively priced name brands on the market. Zoll defibrillators have been leading the way in resuscitation research and product creation since the early 1950s, and they continue that tradition today. Due to this brand’s stellar reputation, you can purchase a Zoll defibrillator from AED Brands with confidence, because you are buying from a company that has more than fifty years of knowledge, research and ingenuity in the field of SCA resuscitation.
AED Brands’ goal is to get automated external defibrillators into the hands of first responders and those supplying emergency medical services. If an SCA occurs at a health club, gym or fitness center, at work, at home, in the dentist’s office, at school, at a sports arena or airport, or even at a hospital, the victim’s chances of surviving the cardiac arrest are exponentially higher if there is an available automated external defibrillator. Zoll Medical Corporation makes AEDs that are rugged, portable and dependable.
It is important to keep in mind that heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest are not the same. Heart attack symptoms can start slowly and range from mild pain and discomfort, to shortness of breath, nausea and lightheadedness. Sudden cardiac arrest symptoms are much more apparent and dramatic than heart attack symptoms. Usually, the first sign of an SCA is loss of consciousness. Some people have reported that their hearts felt like they were racing and that they may have felt lightheaded or dizzy just prior to an SCA.
Sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart stops pumping blood because of an electrical or sometimes mechanical problem within the heart. A heart attack occurs when there is a circulation or pumping problem within the heart. In the latter event, one or more arteries in the heart become blocked, thereby preventing blood flow to the heart. A heart attack can be followed by sudden cardiac arrest, and many SCAs do happen to people who have coronary heart disease.
Zoll Defibrillators: AED Plus and AED Pro
AED brands proudly carries the following models of Zoll defibrillators: Zoll AED Pro and Zoll AED Plus. The Zoll AED Pro is designed for both basic life support and advanced life support professionals. Both of these Zoll defibrillators feature a feedback device known as “Real CPR Help®,” which the emergency responders use to see and hear their cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) efforts and help them to adjust their efforts accordingly. The Zoll AED Pro also features “See Thru CPR®,” which allows the rescuer to see the patient’s cardiac rhythm during resuscitation. This eliminates the need to stop the CPR to see if the defibrillation action was successful, thereby saving time and increasing the chances of the victim surviving the SCA.
AED brands also carries the Zoll AED Plus automated external defibrillator. This AED features “Real CPR Help®,” as well. Audio and visual prompts help the first responder determine how well his or her CPR efforts are being performed. Zoll has found that AEDs equipped with defibrillation capabilities that provide CPR help as well are more useful than AEDs that don’t have CPR functions. Some victims of SCA do not need their heart shocked but do need CPR; this is where Zoll AED products really shine.
All Zoll automated external defibrillators feature Zoll’s proprietary technology, known as Rectilinear Biphasic™ waveform or RBW. This biphasic waveform has shown superior results over monophasic waveforms when used in cardioversion of atrial fibrillation and defibrillation of ventricular fibrillation.
Zoll defibrillators can be purchased with multiple accessories, including: carrying cases, wall signs, training pads and cabinet mounts. Having a defibrillator that is easily accessed, easy to use and reliable can literally mean the difference between life and death. You can rest assured that by purchasing a Zoll AED, you are buying a defibrillator that is going to work for you if you are ever faced with helping a victim of sudden cardiac arrest.