AED Comparison

Cardiac Science - Powerheart G5


Physio Control - Lifepak CRPlus

  Cardiac Science - Powerheart G5 Physio Control - Lifepak CRPlus
AED Brand Cardiac Science - Powerheart G5 Physio Control - Lifepak CRPlus

Cardiac Science, Inc. was formed in 1991 to develop FDA-approved rhythm-analysis software, the foundation for the first fully automatic bedside defibrillator.

In 2015, Cardiac Science launched the Powerheart G5 AED, a rugged military grade device featuring optional compression feedback pads, and the first AED with bilingual on the fly capabilities.

In 2019, ZOLL Medical Corporation acquired Cardiac Science.

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 $1,820 $1,745
Electrode Pads Shelf Life: 2 years 2 years
Electrode Pads Price Per Unit $225 Pad/Battery combo
Battery Shelf Life: 4 years 2 years
Battery Price Per Unit: $395 $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): $2,830 DISCONTINUED
AED Warranty: 8 years 8 years
IP Rating: 55 55
Weight: 5.7 lbs 4.5
Dimensions (in): 9 X 11.8 X 3.4 8 X 9.5 X 4.2
CPR Coaching: Responsive 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: Yes No
Remote Monitoring: No No

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