A Home Defibrillator: The life-saving tool all families need

September 10, 2020 | Last Updated: March 11, 2022

“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.

Frequently Asked Questions 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!