Frequently Asked Questions
Can only medical professionals use CardiAngel?
Anyone with AED first aid certificate can use CardiAngel automatic external defibrillator.
What is sudden cardiac arrest?
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is the sudden loss of all heart activity due to an irregular heart rhythm. Breathing stops. The person becomes unconscious. Without immediate treatment, sudden cardiac arrest can lead to death. Emergency treatment for sudden cardiac arrest includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and shocks to the heart with an automated external defibrillator (AED). Survival is possible with fast, appropriate medical care.
What are the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest?
Symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest are immediate and severe and include: Sudden collapse, No pulse, No breathing, Loss of consciousness.
How does the device work?
When you lift the device cover, the CardiAngel AED starts up immediately. The pre-connected electrodes only need to be applied to the patient’s chest. Device provides three simple illustrations and spoken instructions for a clear understanding.
In what cases should a CardiAngel automatic heart shock device be applied to a patient?
A defibrillator is only used when sudden cardiac arrest occurs. If the individual is unconscious, has no pulse, and is not breathing or has difficulty breathing, they may be experiencing a cardiac arrest.
When should AED be attached to a patient?
After ensuring environmental safety, the patient is held by the shoulders and asked, "Are you okay?" If there is no response from the patient, call 112. Those who are not healthcare personnel open the airway with the head tilt-chin lift position. It is determined by look-listen-feel whether there is respiration or not. A 10-second pulse check is performed from the jugular vein. If a pulse cannot be detected, an automatic external defibrillator is connected to the patient.
For what purpose is cpr applied?
After the electrode is prepared, if the device does not detect a shockable rhythm, it does not recommend shock. The device warns and analyzes every 2 minutes. In order to maintain oxygen flow to the brain and prevent damage to the brain after the event, heart massage should be applied before and while the device is installed.
Should CPR be applied after CardiAngel is inserted?
After the electrode is prepared, if the device does not detect a shockable rhythm, it does not recommend shock. The device continues to analyze every 2 minutes and recommends a shock if it detects a shockable rhythm. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (heart massage) should be applied to continue the flow of oxygen to the brain and to prevent damage to the brain after the incident.
Why didn't the CardiAngel automatic cardiac shock device shock the patient after applying the pads?
The device does not give shock unless it detects a convenient cardiac rhythm. The device does not shock a heart that is in the correct rhythm and performs its functions without any problems. At the same time, it does not defibrillate a heart with no cardiac rhtym.
When should the AED be removed from the patient?
Even if the patient shows signs of continuing vital functions after the AED delivers the necessary shock, there is a 30% chance of cardiac arrest after fibrillation. It should never be removed from the patient until healthcare professionals arrive .
Are AED device checks and maintenance performed frequently?
Device electrodes have a shelf life of 2 years. Electrode changes are made every 2 years. Battery changes are carried out every 4 years. Periodic maintenance of all devices is carried out every 2 years. Even if the device is not used, periodic maintenance and technical service applications such as electrode and battery replacement are mandatory.
Can I use AED pads multiple times?
Pads are for single use only. Pads lose their effectiveness after being exposed to air.
Does the device have a warranty?
CardiAngel automatic defibrillator with regular periodic maintenance, has a 10-year warranty.
How should I position the device?
You should position the device at a point that you can reach in a maximum of 3 minutes. The success rate of intervening with the patient in the first 3 minutes is 80% and above. Every minute, the success rate decreases by 10%. From the 10th minute onwards, it drops below 1%.