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 News Release - November 8, 2006

Cardiac Science Deploys Powerheart(TM) AEDs in Anchorage, AK School District Entire School District Now Equipped with AEDs

BOTHELL, Wash., Nov. 8 (HSMN NewsFeed) -- Cardiac Science Corporation (Nasdaq: CSCX ), a global leader in advanced cardiac monitoring and external defibrillation products, announced today that the Anchorage School District of Anchorage, Alaska has completed its deployment of Cardiac Science's Powerheart(TM) Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) in all district facilities.

The Anchorage School District recently acquired 55 Powerheart AEDs for its schools that had not previously been outfitted with a Powerheart AED. This latest acquisition brings the total number of Cardiac Science AEDs in the district to 98. With the deployment complete, the Anchorage School District now has at least one AED in each district school, as well as in its administration facilities. The Anchorage School District is the largest school district in Alaska and 87th largest in the United States. It hosts 50,000 students and 5,500 staff for 93 schools, as well as thousands of parents and other visitors who use its facilities each year.

"The Anchorage School District has achieved a significant milestone in school safety by equipping all of its facilities with Powerheart AEDs," said Garry Norris, vice president of marketing, Cardiac Science. "We believe that Powerheart AEDs are the most reliable, easiest-to-use AEDs in the marketplace, and that the presence of Powerheart AEDs in school district facilities, corporate facilities, casinos, state parks, and anywhere the public gathers is vitally important. We commend the Anchorage School District for improving the safety of its entire district by making AEDs accessible system-wide to its students, staff and visitors."

About Powerheart

Powerheart brand automated external defibrillators provide reliable, safe, and easy to use cardiac monitoring and defibrillation technology. Powerheart AEDs feature RHYTHMx(TM) software which detects abnormal heart rhythms, determines whether they are life-threatening, and only delivers a shock when needed. Powerheart AEDs also feature the patented RescueReady® technology, which automatically tests the device on a frequent basis to ensure continued functionality. Powerheart's STAR® Biphasic Waveform Technology provides levels of escalating energy customized to the patient. Powerheart AEDs are used by hospitals, police and fire departments, as well as many public access facilities including major corporations, public agencies, airlines and airports, arenas, schools, hotels, casinos and consumers. For more information about Powerheart, go to www.powerheart.com.

About Cardiac Science Corporation

Cardiac Science is truly at the heart of saving lives. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets a family of advanced diagnostic and therapeutic cardiology devices and systems, including AEDs, electrocardiographs, stress test systems, Holter monitoring systems, hospital defibrillators, cardiac rehabilitation telemetry systems, patient monitor - defibrillators and cardiology data management systems. Cardiac Science also sells a variety of related products and consumables, and provides a comprehensive portfolio of training, maintenance and support services. The Company is the successor to various entities that have owned and operated cardiology-related businesses that sold products under the trusted brand names Burdick®, Powerheart®, and Quinton®. Cardiac Science is headquartered in Bothell, WA, and also has operations in Lake Forest, California; Deerfield, Wisconsin; Shanghai, China and Manchester, United Kingdom.


Source: Cardiac Science

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