Philips launches HeartStart XL+ defibrillator/monitor


Philips announced the worldwide launch of HeartStart XL+, a crash cart defibrillator/monitor for resuscitation.

The HeartStart XL+ is the only Philips defibrillator that, in automated external defibrillator (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.

Philips incorporated innovations to its latest defibrillator/monitor. 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.

The HeartStart XL+ easily switches between adult AED mode and infant/child AED mode. Utilising Philips’ proven SMART biphasic therapy for defibrillation and synchronised 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, synchronised cardioversion, pacing and trending.