SOURCE: HeartSine Technologies Inc.

June 08, 2015 08:00 ET

HeartSine Unveils AED With Unique Real-Time CPR Rate Feedback

samaritan PAD 450P AED With CPR Rate Advisor Receives 510k Clearance

NEWTOWN, PA--(Marketwired - June 08, 2015) - HeartSine® Technologies debuts the first and only FDA-cleared Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to provide real-time verbal and visual feedback on the rate of CPR compressions. The HeartSine samaritan® PAD 450P (SAM 450P) with integrated CPR Rate Advisor™ provides real-time CPR rate feedback that guides the rescuer through the critical chain of survival during a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) resuscitation and delivers a shock when necessary.

While some SCA victims benefit from the delivery of a shock, effective CPR with minimum interruption will maximize the chances of a positive outcome for virtually every SCA victim. Using HeartSine's proprietary ICG-based technology, the SAM 450P provides the rescuer with continuous real-time verbal prompts of "Push faster," "Push slower," or "Good speed" to help achieve the optimum rate of compressions as defined by the American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for CPR. The SAM 450P also incorporates an intuitive LED-based visual feedback feature that operates in tandem with the verbal prompts enabling rescuers to operate in extra noisy environments.

Because it has the unique capability to detect CPR rate effectiveness via the standard electrode pads, the SAM 450P does not require any additional, expensive and time consuming assemblies associated with accelerometer (or puck) based solutions.

"With the growing importance of rate in the AHA CPR guidelines, we believe this new AED will help improve CPR efficacy and potentially increase the rate of survival among victims of SCA," says Stephen Garrett, HeartSine's Vice President of Sales for the Americas. "Verbal and visual feedback prompts not only guide the rescuer to provide the optimum rate of compressions, but reassure the rescuer in an otherwise highly stressful situation."

The AHA CPR guidelines also recognize the need to keep interruptions during CPR to a minimum as another key element in the chain of survival during an SCA. Therefore, to maximize CPR fraction prior to and during CPR, the SAM 450P uses the signals detected through the electrode pads to prompt the rescuer to "Begin CPR" when compressions are not started or have stalled between shock decision cycles.

Following an SCA rescue with the SAM 450P, HeartSine's free of charge event analysis software Saver EVO™ can be used to download event history through the integrated USB port. This data can be used to evaluate the rescuer's effectiveness in achieving effective compression rate.

In addition to the highly touted CPR rate feedback capability, the SAM 450 offers the same great features as the other models in the samaritan PAD family:

  • Most Compact AED
    Smallest and lightest FDA-cleared AED
  • Easy to Use
    Simple two-button operation, with no lid to open and clear verbal and visual prompts simplify the user interface
  • Highest IP Rating
    With the highest rating for water and dust ingress protection (IP56) of any FDA-cleared AED, the samaritan PAD is the most environmentally-rugged AED available on the market
  • One-Change Maintenance
    All samaritan PAD devices use the same innovative Pad-Pak™ cartridge that houses both the battery and electrodes for the device. With a four-year life and a single expiration date, the proprietary Pad-Pak eliminates the need and reduces the costs to track and inventory two separate items, giving the samaritan PAD one of the lowest costs of ownership in the industry.

Along with the SAM 450P, HeartSine will offer a new samaritan PAD Trainer TRN-450 that simplifies CPR and AED training. The easy-to-use samaritan PAD Trainer with remote control guides users through simulated analysis, energy delivery and prompted Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with the look and feel of a live samaritan Public Access Defibrillator (PAD) without the actual charge and discharge of an electrical shock. In addition to offering preprogrammed scenarios recommended by the AHA for certified AED training classes, this new trainer simulates the SAM 450P AED by providing the same visual and verbal CPR Rate Advisor prompts.

The SAM 450P, which has an MSRP of $2,050 and an eight-year lifetime warranty, includes the device, an adult Pad-Pak, a soft carrying case, SAM 450P User Manual and Emergency User Guide. This new device is immediately available through online and regional Authorized Distributors in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Learn more about the HeartSine samaritan PAD 450P by visiting the company website at

Watch this video to discover how CPR Rate Advisor technology will help improve CPR rate efficacy:

About SCA

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a condition in which the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, causing blood to stop flowing to the brain and other vital organs. SCA usually causes death if it's not treated within minutes. CPR alone will not restart the heart, so the American Heart Association recommends CPR combined with early defibrillation (within three to five minutes) for the best outcome.

SCA claims more than seven million lives annually. It occurs abruptly and without warning, with 84 percent of SCA events occurring outside of the healthcare setting.

About HeartSine Technologies

HeartSine Technologies, a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, advances the deployment of life-saving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in non-traditional areas of care.

Designed for use in public areas, the company's entire line of Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) products leverages its proprietary, clinically advanced SCOPE technology to optimize the administration of life-saving treatment.

The company's flagship product line, the HeartSine samaritan® PAD (Public Access Defibrillator), is IP56 rated for durability and exceptional reliability to meet the unique environmental demands of public use. Its industry-leading warranty and innovative battery/electrode Pad-Pak combine to give the samaritan PAD the lowest total cost of ownership. HeartSine is active in over 70 countries worldwide in a wide range of environments, including commercial aircraft, military and shipping facilities, manufacturing plants, offices, schools and sports clubs.

HeartSine is based in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Newtown, Pennsylvania. To learn how a HeartSine AED can save lives, please visit and follow HeartSine on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

Editor's Notes:

  • CPR quality encompasses a variety of CPR parameters, including compression rate, compression depth, compression fraction, hand placement and chest recoil. Improvements in any of these parameters contribute to overall improvement in CPR quality even if optimal performance for all CPR parameters is not achieved.
  • Studies have shown that CPR rate is a highly important measure of CPR quality. Published literature clearly shows that effective CPR rate correlates with the return of spontaneous blood circulation.
  • The most frequent initial rhythm witnessed during an SCA is ventricular fibrillation (VF), for which treatment is defibrillation. The chance of successful defibrillation, however, diminishes rapidly over time as VF tends to deteriorate to non-shockable pulseless electrical activity (PEA) or asystole without treatment.
  • For every minute that passes between collapse and defibrillation, survival rates from witnessed VF SCA decrease 7% to 10% if no CPR is provided. However, when early and effective bystander CPR is provided, survival rates can double or triple.
  • Currently there is no AED device marketed in the U.S. which provides real-time audible voice prompt-directed CPR rate feedback to the user, beyond metronome capability. The SAM 450P fills this unique gap in the market.

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Rene' Williams
    Director of Global Marketing
    HeartSine Technologies
    P949.360.7770/ M949.395.3383