AED Comparison

Cardiac Science - Powerheart G3 Plus

vs.

Physio Control - Lifepak CRPlus

  Cardiac Science - Powerheart G3 Plus Physio Control - Lifepak CRPlus
AED Brand Cardiac Science - Powerheart G3 Plus Physio Control - Lifepak CRPlus
Description

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 who developed the prototype ‘breadboard’ DC defibrillator.

In 2002, the LifePak CR Plus launched as the fully automatic defibrillator.

Physio Control was acquired by Stryker in 2016. The LifePak CR Plus AED has been deemed "end of life" and discontinued by the manufacturer.

AED Price $1,445 $1,745
Electrode Pads Shelf Life: 2 years 2 years
Electrode Pads Price Per Unit $51 Pad/Battery combo
Battery Shelf Life: 4 years 2 years
Battery Price Per Unit: $398 $110
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 DISCONTINUED
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 8 X 9.5 X 4.2
CPR Coaching: Passive No
Electrode Pad Self Test: Yes Yes
Fully-automatic Option: Yes; same price Yes; additional price
Convert AED to Trainer: No. Requires buying a trainer No. Requires buying a trainer
Bilingual: No No
Remote Monitoring: No No

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