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AEDs will be replaced by Cardiac Science

This article was originally published in The Silver Sheet

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Cardiac Science will replace about 24,000 automated external defibrillators (AEDs) used by first responders and certain medical facilities under an updated recall plan. The firm announced July 19 that it reached an agreement with FDA to swap potentially dysfunctional AEDs used by police, fire and ambulance workers, as well as hospitals, medical clinics, assisted living facilities and dialysis centers. Cardiac Science issued the field correction for its Powerheart and CardioVive AEDs in November 2009 after discovering the devices may fail to deliver therapy during a resuscitation attempt. The recall - which was classified as Class I by FDA in March - also included AEDs manufactured by Cardiac Science for GE Healthcare and Japan-based Nihon Kohden

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