June 12, 2015 - Baku 2015 Equips European Games with ZOLL AED Plus to Treat Sudden Cardiac Arrest


Diane Egan
ZOLL Medical Corporation
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June 12, 2015—CHELMSFORD, MASS.—ZOLL® Medical Corporation, a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that the Baku 2015 European Games, being held 12-28 June in Baku, Azerbaijan, will be equipped with the ZOLL AED Plus®, in the event that anyone attending or participating in this inaugural edition of the European Games experiences a sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). Eighty AED Plus units will be distributed among the mobile medical teams and be available across all Baku 2015 venues.

“In accordance with our best practices, AEDs are an important component of medical delivery at the games,” said James McLeod, Director of Athletic Services and Operations for Baku 2015. “The legacy aspect of the AEDs is huge since they can be distributed and introduced into the Azerbaijan Health System following the Games.”

According to the Operations Committee of the Baku Games, the AED Plus was recommended because of its CPR feedback technology. In addition to providing a shock if needed, the AED Plus features Real CPR Help® technology, real-time audio and visual feedback to guide rescuers to the correct depth and rate of chest compression to deliver high-quality CPR and positively impact outcomes.

Earlier this year, ZOLL representatives provided medical team leaders for these games with in-service training in a simulation center at Azerbaijan Medical University.

About Sudden Cardiac Arrest

SCA, an abrupt disruption of the heart’s function, which causes a lack of blood flow to vital organs, claims more than one million lives each year. It is the leading cause of unexpected death in the world and strikes without warning. Survival is poor at less than eight percent, but improvements in resuscitation practices could save as many as half of these victims.

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation, an Asahi Kasei Group company, develops and markets medical devices and software solutions that help advance emergency care and save lives, while increasing clinical and operational efficiencies. With products for defibrillation and monitoring, circulation and CPR feedback, data management, fluid resuscitation, therapeutic temperature management, and ventilation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS and fire professionals, and lay rescuers treat victims needing resuscitation and acute critical care. For more information, visit www.zoll.com.

About Asahi Kasei

The Asahi Kasei Group is a diversified group of companies led by holding company Asahi Kasei Corp., with operations in the chemicals and fibers, homes and construction materials, electronics, and health care business sectors. Its health care operations include devices and systems for acute critical care, dialysis, therapeutic apheresis, transfusion, and manufacture of biotherapeutics, as well as pharmaceuticals, diagnostic reagents, and nutritional products. With more than 30,000 employees around the world, the Asahi Kasei Group serves customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.asahi-kasei.co.jp/asahi/en/.

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