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AtlantiCare Heart Heroes group donates Cardiac Science AED to Atlantic City public access defibrillation program

WAUKESHA, Wis., Aug. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiac Science Corporation, an Opto Circuits group company and a global leader in automated external defibrillators (AEDs), was recently honored to have its Powerheart® AED represent the 100th AED donated by the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes, a volunteer group that raises funds through the AtlantiCare Foundation to place AEDs in the community.

The AED was donated to the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA) Boardwalk Ambassadors July 23 on the boardwalk in Atlantic City.

View a video of the presentation.

"When your mission is to make communities safer by raising funds and donating AEDs, people take notice," said Al Ford, Cardiac Science General Manager and Vice President of Sales / Marketing. "We are proud to supply Powerheart G3 AEDs for the AtlantiCare Heart Heroes program and wish them continued success in making southern New Jersey heart safe."

AEDs help in restoring a normal heart rhythm in victims of sudden cardiac arrest. Audible and/or visual prompts guide the user through the process.

The 100 donated AEDs, many of which are Powerheart AEDs, have gone to schools, police and fire departments, municipalities, community organizations, parks, businesses, and places of worship. Typically, the Heart Heroes fund a portion of the AED and community groups and/or organizations provide the remaining funds. However, to mark the 100th donation, AtlantiCare covered the full cost of the AED.

"The ambassadors — and all of our community partners who now have AEDs — are helping AtlantiCare raise awareness about the importance of prompt care for sudden cardiac arrest, and demonstrating their commitment to the well-being of our community," said David Tilton, president and CEO, AtlantiCare.

This is the second AED AtlantiCare has presented to CRDA. The first donated defibrillator has been used on eight occasions to resuscitate people.

About AtlantiCare

AtlantiCare is an integrated system of services designed to help people achieve optimal health. It includes AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Health Engagement, the AtlantiCare Foundation, and AtlantiCare Health Services. Its more than 5,461 employees and 600 physicians serve the community in more than 60 locations. A 2009 Malcolm Baldrige Award winner, AtlantiCare was also included in Modern Healthcare's Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2010. ARMC became the 105th hospital in the nation to attain status as a Magnet™ designated hospital in March of 2004 and was redesignated a Magnet™ hospital in 2008.

About Cardiac Science

Cardiac Science, a group company of Opto Circuits (India) Ltd., develops, manufactures, and markets automated external defibrillators (AED) and provides a portfolio of training, maintenance, and support services for AEDs. Cardiac Science is headquartered in Waukesha, Wisconsin. With customers in almost 100 countries worldwide, the company has operations in North America, Europe, and Asia. For information, call 1.800.426.0337 or visit  

For media questions, contact Ric Kositzke at +1.262.953.7624.

For investor questions, contact Opto Circuits at or +91.80.2852.8088

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