HeartStart Home Defibrillator

FDA advises caution on defibrillators

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Certain HeartStart automated external defibrillator devices made by Philips Medical Systems might be unable to deliver needed defibrillator shocks in a cardiac emergency, the Food and Drug Administration said Dec. 3.

Defibrillator does not require prescription

Defibrillator does not require prescription

The Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator has been designed for use by providers and consumers. This is the first is the first and only defibrillator available without a prescription for use by virtually anyone to help save a life when minutes count. The product senses and adapts the instructions based on the user's actions.