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Can You Get an AED in French in Canada?

French-speaking Canadians are spread across our country, meaning that it is absolutely vital for AEDs to have French options – it is one of our official languages after all. So how do you get French AED’s anywhere in Canada?   This blog will answer that question and provide bilingual AED options, as well as teach…

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How to Make REAL Money as a Referral Partner

Did you know that 60,000 cardiac arrests happen outside of a hospital every year in Canada? To combat stats like that, public safety and the well-being of our communities have to be a collective responsibility.   And this is where you come in!   Our referral partner program offers a way to stand out as…

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Shockable Heart Rhythms

A common question we get asked is “What heart rhythms does an AED shock?”. When a heart stops beating effectively during cardiac arrest, the type of rhythm it’s experiencing can influence the emergency response. There is a need to distinguish between non-shockable and shockable heart rhythms–especially in the context of using an AED.    Understanding…

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Does a Heart Murmur Mean Heart Disease?

Heart murmur. The term alone can spark concern and questions about heart health.    When diagnosed with a heart murmur, it’s common to wonder if it signals something more serious, like heart disease. This article aims to provide clear (and reassuring) information about the nature of heart murmurs and their relationship with heart health.  …

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AED Safety: Can They Be Used on Any Age?

When a defibrillator is required, a common question arises in the moment: Can AEDs be used safely and effectively on any age? This concern is particularly crucial when dealing with vulnerable populations like infants.    In this article, we’ll cover AED safety and effectiveness, special considerations, and guidelines for the correct and safe use of…

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Are All AED Pads the Same?

In defibrillators, every detail matters, and a critical component of this equipment is the AED pads.   But are all AED pads the same? In an emergency where every second counts, having the right pads on hand can help save a life.    In this article, we will discuss the differences between basic types of…

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Can Aeds Be Stored Outside?

Winter brings unique challenges for storing AEDs. With cold temperatures, snow, and ice, it’s important to consider how these conditions can affect AED functionality. On the warmer side of things, summer also doesn’t bode well for AEDs that aren’t protected from the excessive summer sun and heat.     Today, we’ll be addressing the question ‘Can…

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Can Heart Failure Be Reversed?

In Canada, 750,000 people live with heart failure, a condition where the heart can’t pump blood effectively, with a further 100,000 Canadians diagnosed every year. Contrary to what the name suggests, heart failure doesn’t mean the heart has stopped, but rather that it’s not working as efficiently as it should.    A popular question among…

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Why is My Heartbeat So Fast?

Halloween is almost here, and with it comes all kinds of fun scares that might make our hearts beat faster.    But, what about those other times when our hearts race, and there’s no scare in sight? Sometimes, a fast heartbeat might be telling us something important about our heart health that we shouldn’t ignore.…