Defibtech gets Canadian approval for new AED

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Defibtech has received approval from Health Canada to market the Lifeline View automated external defibrillation (AED) device, the latest in its Lifeline products.

The Lifeline View AED is the only AED to offer a color interactive display that shows users step-by-step how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and external defibrillation, according to the Guilford, Conn.-based company.

"When sudden cardiac arrest occurs in public places, bystanders are often hesitant to perform CPR and defibrillation and there is often a lag time before trained professionals can arrive and assist at the scene," said Glenn W. Laub, MD, CEO at Defibtech. "The deployment of AEDs in public places—now more than ever—has become critical in helping increase survival rates following cardiac arrest."

According to the company, the Lifeline View is designed to make it easy for untrained bystanders to provide defibrillation. An interactive video screen and on-screen text prompts show the user what to do with pictures, text and voice.