Why Should You
Have an AED at Home?

Before discussing the pros and cons of purchasing a home defibrillator, it’s helpful to understand what AEDs do and why they are needed.

Automated External Defibrillators, commonly known as AEDs, are used to revive someone in Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). SCA is a dangerous, life-threatening condition that occurs when the heart suddenly stops beating. Without a proper heartbeat, victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest will die within minutes. Fortunately, there is a treatment! AEDs treat patients in SCA by safely restarting the heart.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest is not only dangerous, it is also the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming the lives of over 350,000 people every year!

The most recent data suggest that 70% of cardiac arrests happen at home, with the vast majority of the victims dying before help arrives. That’s 250,000 lives lost each year in American homes. This massive number of people is equivalent to one-third of the population of Seattle, WA dying each year.

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Home AED Rescue Stories

For us, having an AED at home is very important because we know people at risk. We bought a personal AED for our house in the event that cardiac arrest were to happen at home. It’s not unrealistic that we could be walking around the house and suddenly one of us is laying on the floor in sudden cardiac arrest. We want to be prepared with an AED so that we can do something to save a family member in the event of cardiac arrest.

Julia Kawas

Diagnosed with Long QT syndrome at the age of 14, shares why her family purchased AEDs upon learning that she,
her mother, and brother have a potentially lethal heart arrhythmia.

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FAQs About Buying an AED for Personal Use

AEDs are an important part of home safety, so make sure you’re informed before buying a portable defibrillator!