Philips Heartstart XL

December 2, 2016
Philips Heartstart XL

Philips Heartstart XL Features

The Philips HeartStart XL defibrillator/monitor, weighing just under 14 pounds, is easily transported throughout the hospital to the cardiac care site. The Heartstart XL is a combination manual device with automated external defibrillating capabilities. The HeartStart XL enables the first caregiver on the scene to deliver lifesaving defibrillation therapy, whether they are an ALS or BLS clinician.

In AED mode, voice prompts and text messages guide BLS users through the defibrillation process, while HeartStart XL continuously monitors and displays the patient’s ECG. When the ALS personnel arrive, HeartStart XL is easily switched from AED to manual mode, thus allowing operators to access the unit’s advanced therapeutic features such as selectable energy (from 2 to 200 Joules), non-invasive pacing (optional), SpO2 (optional) and synchronized cardioversion.

Synchronized Cardioversion

  • Philips’ SMART biphasic waveform has undergone clinical testing, demonstrating its effectiveness for cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.

Easy to Use

  • True 1-2-3 operation makes defibrillation intuitive for all users.
  • AED mode—Voice and text prompts guide users through the defibrillation process. 150 Joules non-escalating, pre-set energy level.
  • Paddles (optional)—Anterior/anterior adult paddles convert to pediatric by removing the outer contacts.
  • Multi-function defibrillator pads—Adult and pediatric pads for defibrillation, ECG monitoring, pacing and synchronized cardioversion.
  • Sterilizable internal paddles—Switch and switchless internal paddles are designed for open chest defibrillation in the operating room.

Lightweight, Compact, and Durable

  • Grab and go—Less than 14 pounds. (6.35kg)
  • Compact—Easily fits on a standard hospital stretcher.
  • Rugged—Withstands the rigors of hospital use and patient transport.


  • Adult paddles with paddle-to patient contact indicators. (PCI)
  • Pediatric paddles underneath.
  • SpO2 pulse oximetry with alarms.
  • Non-invasive pacing.
  • 5-Lead ECG.

Philips HeartstartXL Specifications


  • Multi-function Therapy Cable.
  • 3-Lead ECG monitoring with included monitoring pads or electrodes.
  • Selectable limits and alarms.
  • Liquid crystal display.
  • 50 mm strip chart printer with 2 rolls paper.
  • Data storage/event summary.
  • SLA battery w/AC Power Module and Test Load.
  • SMART Biphasic waveform for defibrillation.

Final Thoughts

Have you ever used a Philips Heartstart XL before? Are there features on it you enjoy using, or some you would change? Comment below!

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