The Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is designed to be easy to use, rugged and
reliable for those who get there first. On the scene with law enforcement, on the
field with student athletes or on the job with employees, the FRx Defibrillator
is the solution for treating Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) from ventricular fibrillation
in environments and conditions too demanding for many other defibrillators.
SMART Technology, only from Philips
At the core of all HeartStart Defibrillators is SMART Biphasic technology. The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator’s
biphasic waveform delivers a highly effective defibrillation shock that is also
gentle to the heart. No other external defibrillation therapy has been supported
by more published clinical data.
SMART Analysis, a proven Philips technology for heart rhythm assessment, ensures
that FRx Defibrillator only shocks when it should. SMART Analysis automatically
assesses the victim’s heart rhythm and is designed not to deliver a shock unless
the rhythm is determined to be shockable — even if the shock button is pressed.
What’s more, SMART Pads II enable the FRx to keep pace with the responder by adjusting
to their actions.
Designed for real world use
The Philips HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is exceptionally rugged. Designed
to surpass rigorous testing requirements, the FRx withstands jetting water, loads
up to 500 pounds and a one-meter drop onto concrete.
Built on a platform of proven ease-of-use
The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator was designed to be as easy to use as the
HeartStart OnSite Defibrillator and shares many of its features, including CPR Coaching
and intuitive icon-driven operation. Although small and lightweight - just 3.5 pounds
- the FRx is equipped to guide you through the resuscitation of a SCA victim.
The HeartStart FRx guides you through every step with clear, calm voice commands
and descriptive visual icons. The FRx even reminds you to call emergency medical
Pressing the blue i-button activates HeartStart CPR Coaching for assistance with
CPR. The flashing icons and the Quick Reference Guide can be used to lead you through
the defibrillation steps - even in situations where hearing voice instructions is
Once EMS arrives, hand-off is fast and easy because the FRx is compatible with advanced
defibrillators like the HeartStart MRx. With HeartStart adapters, our pads can be
plugged into devices from other manufacturers to ensure continuity of care.
Reliability backed by Philips
The HeartStart FRx Defibrillator is powered by an easy to install, long-life (four-year)
battery, so you know the device is charged and ready. The device's automated daily,
weekly and monthly self-tests check the pads readiness, and verify functionality
and calibration of circuits and systems. With over 85 tests, the FRx is one of the
most comprehensive self-testing devices on the market and is virtually maintenance-free.
The blinking green “Ready” light on the defibrillator is your assurance that the
device is ready for use.