Cardiac Sciences (Irvine, California), a manufacturer of automated external defibrillators (AEDs), said it has been selected as the exclusive provider of AEDs and comprehensive AED/CPR training and AED program management services for a citywide public access defibrillator (PAD) program launched by the city of St. Louis. To initiate the program, about 90 Powerheart AED G3s were purchased from Cardiac Science. St. Louis's new PAD program makes it the latest major U.S. city to partner with Cardiac Science, joining San Diego, Minneapolis, Miami and Nashville, Tennessee. The PAD program is being coordinated by the St. Louis Fire Department, which in addition to planning the deployment of AEDs is reaching out to private citizens and organizations through a public awareness campaign on the importance of defibrillation therapy and the use of AEDs to treat victims of sudden cardiac arrest.

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