Portable Home Defibrillators For SaleOur focus is on providing the most up to date and accurate information on biomedical and medical devices which use electrical current to stimulate the body for beneficial physiological effects. We have called these devices electrotherapy machines, physiotherapy units, TENS Units, and various other names. However, the most important medical emergency device that uses this type of technology would be the defibrillator. Some people call them by another name, defibulators, but that is not the correct way to spell the term for the medical device. Defibrillators are medical devices which are used to restart the heart in beating in its normal rate if the heart as some type of abnormal beating fashion or stops beating.

The following models of portable defibrillators are also known by another name, called Automated External Defibrillator, which is shortened to the acronym AED. This electronic device is something that every Ambulance has which the EMT or Paramedic would have been trained to know how to use. Beyond even emergency medical professionals, the AED is made to be so simple to use that it is even taught in classes in First Aid, First Responder, Basic Life Support, and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for ordinary people to use.


Portable Home Defibrillators For Sale

Philips Home Defibrillator AED Models

Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator – Price: $1194 w/ Free Shipping

Philips HeartStart Home DefibrillatorReview (Rating is 9/10): If anyone is going to be searching for some type of portable defibrillator which they can buy and then keep in the comfort of their own homes, they are going to most likely find this particular model of AED before all the other models that are around currently. We checked the various online stores like EBay.com and Amazon.com and this model was one of the only models around. However, the good thing about this model is that it has a lot of extremely positive reviews about it. This gives any prospective buyer a lot of encouragement that if they are going to be spending so much money on a device that can potentially save their life, almost everyone who has left a reply had good things to say. – Read more 


Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator AED – Price: $1200

Philips HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator AEDReview (Rating is 10/10): There are about two dozen models of portable AEDs that are on sale currently, and most often the models are categorized based on the situation they are supposed to be used for. For the Philips models, we are seeing that Read more

 

 


Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator – Price: $1558

Philips HeartStart FRx DefibrillatorReview (Rating is 10/10): Read more

 

 

 


Zoll Defibrillator AED Models for Sale

Zoll AED Plus Defibrillator – Status: Available for Sale

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Zoll AED Pro Defibrillator – Status: Available for Sale

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Batteries For Different Models


Philips HeartStart Home AED External Defibrillator Battery – Price: $153 w/ Free Shipping

Philips HeartStart Home Automated External Defibrillator BatteryReview (Rating is 9/10): This page is to take a look at the battery that is going to be powering the Home External Defibrillator (or AED) that is called the HeartStart. This type of battery which is rather large and rectangular in shape is going to be one of those lithium types which should last for at least 2 years. The information that is about it on the product page of the AED Battery says that it should last at least 4 years, which is the same time as the Warranty. Of course you have to set the device to something known as the stand by mode. – Read more


HeartStart 4-Year Lithium Battery by Philips (Model Part # M5070A) – Price: $144

HeartStart 4-Year Lithium BatteryReview (Rating is 9/10): This is the battery that will be used to power the Philips HeartStart Automated External Defibrillator. What we are talking about is the LithiumManganese Oxide battery. The combination of the element of Lithium, which is a very common element used in so many types of electrical devices like Li-Po Batteries for RC toy UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) means that the electrical energy can be stored in a very dense form being packed deep into the battery core. There is a lot of electrical charge stores in the battery which means that – Read more

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions about Defibrillators and Resuscitators

Question #1: What is the difference between defibrillators and resuscitators?

While both the defibrillators and resuscitators are used for saving a person’s life, there is two main ways that EMTs and Paramedics do when they get to the scene to see if a person is showing the vital signs that they are either alive, dead, or in critical condition about to die. They check the body to see if the person is breathing, and they check the neck and wrist to see if there is a pulse. For more information on how to check for a wrist pulse, click on the link.

  • Resuscitator – If the person is not breathing, then the resuscitator is used. it is an inflatable device consisting usually a device that is placed over the person’s mouth attached to a tube which pushes oxygen filled air into the person’s lungs to simulate normal breathing done by the lungs.
  • Defibrillator – If there is no pulse that is detected in either the wrist (aka radial pulse) or the neck (to check the pulse in the neck, the location is at the carotid artery on either side of the windpipe) that means that the heart has is not contracting in its normal fashion, pumping the blood throughout the body. The defibrillator is used to restart the beating of the heart. The human heart is a muscle. Since it is a muscle, it contracts and relaxes based on electrical signals that is fired. This firing of electrical signals to the various chambers/ areas of the heart is done in an extremely exact timed fashion.

It is possible to actually record the electrical activity that is happening in the heart. There are electrical sensors attached to the heart or chest which can measure the electrical current signals that goes through the various regions of the heart in a very orderly fashion. When you graph the electrical current vs time on a chart, that chart is known as an electrocardiogram (aka ECG or EKG). To do the EKG reading, there will be electrodes stuck to the sternum. The electrodes are used to transfer an image of the electrical activity of your heart to tracing on paper. Note that the slight electrical current signals are transferred from your heart to the electronic device, not the other way around. There is no emitted electrical signal sent from the device into your heart. The device is completely safe.

The most common causes for the need of defibrillators, portable, at home, or onsite is from three different heart conditions. They are cardiac dysrhythmia (arrhythmia), ventricular fibrillation (V-fib or VF)and pulseless ventricular tachycardia (source).

  • Cardiac Dysrhythmia – The other medical term for Cardiac Dysrhythmia is Arrhythmia or Irregular Heart Beats.
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia

A Refresher On Basic Heart Physiology & Function Facts

The heart is a muscle which has four main chambers. There are two chambers on the top and two chambers closer to the bottom. The top chambers are known as atria and the bottom chambers are known as ventricle.

For more information on how your heart pumps through electrical signals, refer to the video which is available from the National Institute of Health website on Your Heart’s Electrical System.

The main reason why these two main indicators are so important to keep active is because without breathing or the heart beating, the flow of oxygen to the brain would be cut off. While breathing is to get the oxygen in air (which is only 21% of the air we breathe) into our lungs, to get diffused through the membrane (there are actually two of them, the alveolar epithelium and the capillary endothelium) of the blood vessels that surround the individual alveoli, which eventually goes into the blood, the heart’s activity is to push the liquid/blood throughout out body carrying the necessary O2. The main organ in the body that really needs the oxygen is the brain. There is a very selective partially-permeable brain-blood barrier known as the Blood-Brain Barrier which usually only allows the very small molecules like Oxygen Molecule to pass through.

If the human brain goes without oxygen even after a couple of minutes, there can be symptoms of brain damage, which is observed after the person is resuscitated but not in time. If the brain goes without oxygen for even 5-10 minutes, it can die. The medical definition of death is when the electrical activities of the brain disappears. So if the oxygen from the blood is not pumped to the brain in a very consistent fashion, a person will die.


To see how normal people can learn how to use these home defibrillators in an emergency, watch the reviews and commentary on the HeartStart Home Defibrillator model sold by Philips in the video below.