HeartSine® was founded in 1998 to continue innovative development of advanced lifesaving products for the treatment of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Our passion to innovate began in 1967, when we invented the first mobile defibrillator and changed the way the world delivered emergency care. In the years since, HeartSine has continued its passion to innovate by advancing mobile defibrillation and lifesaving technology.
By providing technologically advanced, easy-to-use, affordable AEDs for public access and home markets, HeartSine continues to provide medical devices that save lives.
HeartSine’s product, the samaritan® PAD (Public Access Defibrillator), which is designed for use by rescuers of all skill levels, has been deployed in thousands of facilities. HeartSine AED products are currently available in over 30 languages and are poised to save lives in more than 70 countries.
Being the technology leader in the global AED industry enables us to offer the best of all worlds in the clinical performance, durability and cost of ownership of AEDs. As a result of HeartSine’s leadership position, the HeartSine samaritan PAD is recognized around the world for lifesaving technology.
Inventor, Innovator, Lifesaver – HeartSine aims to make lifesaving pure and simple.
HeartSine AED has been used regularly to save precious life in Sudden Cardiac Arrests patient. In 13th December 2015, security officers in Singapore Turf Club manages to use the HeartSine SAM 500P to save one of their patron’s life when he suffered from Sudden Cardiac Arrests
Easy-to-follow Visual and Verbal Guides
Real-time visual and verbal feedback to the rescuer on the force and rate of CPR compressions during an SCA resuscitation: Voice prompts guide to the user to “Push Harder”, “Push Faster”, “Push Slower” or maintain “Good compressions” based on actual impedance changes.
Many lay rescuers have little experience with CPR, and even professionals benefit from CPR feedback systems. HeartSine’s CPR Advisor, based on revolutionary ICG technology, offers integrated CPR feedback. Using the defibrillation electrodes already attached, the HeartSine system assesses the rate and force of compressions and provide feedback to the rescuer. Most importantly, the ICG technology is unaffected by flexible or moving surfaces (eg. Mattress) that impact the efficacy of accelerometer based CPR feedback system.
HeartSine Connected AED
As an integrated addition to HeartSine AED, the HeartSine Gateway™ allows communication via Wi-Fi to LIFELINKcentral™ AED Program Manager, enabling program managers to manage HeartSine AEDs, LifePak CR2 Defibrillators, or any other defibrillators across multiple locations.
Self-powered – Does not drain AED’s battery
Self-monitors own battery status, temperature, software, Wi-Fi connection, and AED connectivity
Available for HeartSine AED manufactured during / after 2013.
Monitor AEDs’ status in Map View (Optional)
Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) happens when the heart stops beating suddenly. Blood would stop flowing to the brain and other vital organs, and would be deathly if not treated within minutes.
Normal Heart Activity:
Note the regular pattern with each beat of the heart
Sudden Cardiac Arrest:
The heart enters a chaotic, typically ventricular fibrillation (VF) rhythm, as shown below.
The heart cannot pump blood effectively and the victim will collapse.
1. Victim is unconscious
2. Not breathing spontaneously
3. No pulse
The first symptom of SCA is usually the loss of consciousness (fainting). No heartbeat or pulse can be felt. Some people may have a racing heartbeat or feel dizzy or light-headed before they lose consciousness. Within an hour before SCA, some people have shortness of breath, chest pain, nausea or vomit.
Every minute that passes without defibrillation reduces survival rate by 7-10%.
Early recognition and activation of the emergency response system
Early and effective CPR with a focus on chest compressions
Early and rapid defibrillation
Effective advanced post-cardiac arrest care
80% of SCA happen outside the medical environment – In homes, in schools, on the sports ground, at the gym, in restaurants, on planes, trains and buses…
5% of SCA victims will survive with effective CPR. This increases to 50%+ when CPR is combined with the use of an AED.
Source: American Heart Association 10.1161/CirculationHA.107.188486
An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable device that reviews the heart rhythm and can send an electric shock to the heart to try to restore a normal rhythm. AEDs are used to treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA).
1. AED is now the standard equipment stipulated by the National CERT Standard!
With amendment to the Fire Safety Act on 1 Sept 2013, all premises with Fire Safety Managers are required to set up a Company Emergency Response Team (CERT).
Public and Industrial Premises that meet any of the following criteria are required to have a Fire Safety Manager and a CERT.
Public Premises (either one of the criteria):
9 storeys or more (including basement)
Site area or gross floor area 5000 m2 or more
Occupant load of at least 1, 000 persons
Licensed by MOH as a hospitalIndustrial Premises
Site area or gross floor area 5000 m2 or more
Occupant load of at least 1000 persons
Petroleum & Flammable Material Premises
Stores 5 metric tons or more Petroleum & Flammable Material (P&FM)
2. Audit Requirement:
Premises shall be audited by SCDF on the CERT scheme. Failure of the audit, the premises maybe subjected to re-audit or revoke of P&FM storage license.
Failure to form CERT:
3. The owner or occupier of the specified premises shall be guilty of an offence and is liable for a fine not exceeding S$10,000 or imprisonment not exceeding 6 months or both
See below table for information: