Philips introduces HeartStart XL+ defibrillator/ monitor
13 March 2012
Philips has launched worldwide the HeartStart XL+, a crash
cart defibrillator/ monitor for use in hospitals and other healthcare
The HeartStart XL+ is the only Philips defibrillator that, in AED
mode, can defibrillate any patient — adult or child — with no
special pads required, which can save valuable time when responding
to a cardiac emergency.
Features that enhance the XL+’s readiness for clinicians
include an indicator on the front panel of the device that signals
power status, an active “ready for use” indicator and an easy-to-use
interface and cabling that is consistent with other Philips
defibrillators and monitors to make hand-offs easier.
The HeartStart XL+ easily switches between adult AED mode and
infant/child AED mode with the push of a button, making it possible
for all levels of trained responders to use the defibrillator
quickly and effectively on any patient.
Utilizing Philips’ SMART biphasic therapy for defibrillation and
synchronized cardioversion, the HeartStart XL+ delivers one of the
fastest shocks (three seconds) to standard adult dose (150 Joules)
in manual and AED mode, enabling fast delivery of therapy and
allowing clinicians to quickly resume CPR.
Other features offered on the HeartStart XL+ include non-invasive
blood pressure, pulse oximetry, synchronized cardioversion, pacing