AED Comparison

Cardiac Science - Powerheart G3 Plus


Physio Control - Lifepak CR2

  Cardiac Science - Powerheart G3 Plus Physio Control - Lifepak CR2
AED Brand Cardiac Science - Powerheart G3 Plus Physio Control - Lifepak CR2

Cardiac Science, Inc. was formed in 1991 to develop FDA-approved rhythm-analysis software, the foundation for their first fully automatic bedside defibrillator. In 2003, Cardiac Science launched the Powerheart G3 AED.

In 2019, ZOLL Medical Corporation acquired Cardiac Science. According to online Cardiac Science distributors, the Cardiac Science Powerheart AED G3 Plus has been discontinued by the manufacturer.

In 1955, Physio-Control was incorporated by Seattle based cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Edmark.

In 2016, the LifePak CR2 defibrillator was launched for sale in Europe, followed by approval in 2019 in the United States. The LifePak CR2 can be ordered in a variety of configurations including single or dual language, semi-automatic or fully-automic, and with a handle or with a case. The CR2 can also be ordered in a wifi-enabled configuration or not, known as the USB configuration.

Physio Control was acquired by Stryker in 2016.

AED Price $1,445 $1,795
Electrode Pads Shelf Life: 2 years 4 years
Electrode Pads Price Per Unit $51 $145
Battery Shelf Life: 4 years 4 years
Battery Price Per Unit: $398 $250
Secondary Battery Shelf Life: N/A N/A
Secondary Battery Price Per Unit: N/A N/A
Total Cost of Ownership w/ Pedi Pads (during AED's warranty): DISCONTINUED $2,465
AED Warranty: 7 years 8 years
IP Rating: 24 55
Weight: 6.6 lbs 4.5
Dimensions (in): 10.6 X 12.4 X 3.3 10.8 X 4.5 X 8.9
CPR Coaching: Passive Passive
Electrode Pad Self Test: Yes Yes
Fully-automatic Option: Yes; same price Yes; additional price
Convert AED to Trainer: No. Requires buying a trainer Requires buying a trainer
Bilingual: No Yes
Remote Monitoring: No Yes. WiFi version (WiFi only)

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