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HeartSine® Technologies and The Boy Scouts of America Helping Save Lives
Date:10/5/2011

NEWTOWN, Pa., Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- HeartSine® Technologies, Inc., a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, announced an agreement with the Boy Scouts of America to make the HeartSine® samaritan® PAD 300P Public Access Defibrillator, the leading Automated External Defibrillator (AED) device on the market, available to Scout councils, individual units, campsites and Scout-related facilities for the treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Through this alliance, HeartSine supports the Boy Scouts in its mission to provide an environment where health and safety play a significant role in every aspect of the Scouting program.

"The safety of our Scouts and adult leaders is our number one priority; we chose the HeartSine AED device because of its advanced technology, durability and ease-of use," said Richard R. Bourlon, P.E., CSP, Team Leader, Health and Safety, Boy Scouts of America. "Being prepared for an emergency is something we take very seriously – these devices will enable our members to provide effective, lifesaving treatment, should a SCA event occur."

The samaritan PAD is clinically superior to other AED devices. It is a safe, reliable and effective AED device that can be used by any scout, unit leader or family member to administer lifesaving treatment for Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Sudden cardiac arrest happens when the heart cannot pump blood effectively. It often strikes without warning and it can happen to anyone, regardless of age, race or gender. The result can be devastating. According to the Heart Rhythm Society, an estimated 14,000 children and infants die annually from sudden cardiac arrest. When SCA happens, there's little time to react and no time to think. Administering CPR is not enough. It is a temporary measure that maintains blood flow and oxygen to the brain. It will not return a heart to a normal rhythm. Only defibrillation – the sooner, the better – can return a heart to a normal rhythm.

"HeartSine has decades of invention and innovation that enables us to continue to develop and provide clinically advanced, life saving defibrillation technology to the Boy Scouts and thousands of other customers around the globe," said Marc Lawrence, senior vice president, HeartSine. "Selecting the right AED is the first step on the path to saving a life. Like any other safety equipment, the samaritan PAD is a must-have, lifesaving addition to any Boy Scout location."

Learn more about the HeartSine samaritan PAD: http://www.heartsine.com/index.php?page_id=1700

Download high-res photo of the samaritan® PAD 300P: http://www.ggcomm.com/HeartSine/PAD300P.jpg

About the Boy Scouts of America

The Boy Scouts of America provides the nation's foremost youth program of character development and values-based leadership training, which helps young people be "Prepared. For Life.™" The Scouting organization is composed of 2.7 million youth members between the ages of 7 and 21 and more than a million volunteers in nearly 300 local councils throughout the United States and its territories. For more information on the Boy Scouts of America, please visit www.scouting.org.

About HeartSine Technologies

The mission of HeartSine®, a world leader in personal and public access defibrillators, is to advance the deployment of lifesaving defibrillation therapy for the treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in non-traditional areas of care. The HeartSine samaritan® PAD (Public Access Defibrillator) is specifically designed to meet all of the demands of public access use. Our entire line of AED products include clinically advanced SCOPE™ technology that optimizes the administration of lifesaving treatment. Our units are IP 56 rated for durability and exceptional reliability to meet the unique environmental needs of public use, and they provide a lower total cost of ownership. HeartSine also offers a comprehensive portfolio of AED solutions that include planning, design, implementation and administration, enabling medical oversight, training and management of AED devices through a single point of contact.

HeartSine. It's lifesaving, pure and simple. For more information, please contact info@heartsine.com, call (866) 478-7463, ext. 112, or visit www.heartsine.com.


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