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Cardiac Science Applauds Mass AED Training of Pittsburgh Educators
Date:9/25/2007

BOTHELL, Wash., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardiac Science Corporation (Nasdaq: CSCX), a global leader in advanced cardiac monitoring and defibrillation products, today applauded the mass training of 1,838 teachers and other lay rescuers from the Pittsburgh school district in cardiopulmonary resuscitation with an automated external defibrillator (AED).

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Cardiac Science is the preferred provider of AEDs to Pittsburgh United for Life Saving Emergencies (PULSE), a public access defibrillation program run by the St. Margaret Foundation and UPMC St. Margaret Hospital. The mass training was sponsored by PULSE in partnership with Cardiac Science and Parent Heartwatch, a state-by-state network of parents dedicated to reducing the often disastrous effects of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) in children.

"The Pittsburgh school system understands that the only way to increase the likelihood of surviving SCA is to have accessible defibrillation that can be deployed within four minutes of the event, and we applaud it for this record setting effort to safeguard the heart health of everyone in its schools," said Rachel Moyer, founder of Parent Heartwatch. "Attempts to judge the cost-effectiveness of equipping schools with AEDs overlook the fact that SCA can strike anytime, anywhere. According to the Northern Pediatric Association, more than 7,000 children in this country suffer SCA every year, many of them in schools, and the death of a child can devastate not just the child's family but the entire school community.

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