Meet Jonathan,

a cardiac patient

Moments after crossing the finish line of a half marathon, Jonathan went into cardiac arrest due to a congenital defect in his artery.

Watch Jonathan's story


Cardiac arrest

Cardiac arrest occurs when a person's heart abruptly stops working properly, resulting in death. It may be caused by abnormal or irregular heart rhythms, called arrhythmias. However, cardiac arrest may be reversed with cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and a defibrillator, which shocks the heart to restore a normal heart rhythm.


Did you know

1 in 3

New statistics show that one of every three U.S. deaths is caused by cardiovascular disease.


Looking around the hospital room

When Jonathan awoke in the hospital room seven days after his collapse, he took a look around. BD products surrounded him, supporting his life—as they do for countless cardiac patients every day, all over the world.

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BD Alaris

Infusion delivery 

BD Alaris infusion systems work independently and together to accurately deliver infusions while helping protect each patient.

One platform

The BD Alaris System provides a single platform for the large volume pump (LVP), syringe and patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) modalities to help streamline workflow and manage infusion data.

Modular customization

As the foundation of the BD Alaris System, the BD Alaris PC unit lets users customize infusion delivery by adding different modules.

Wireless communication

BD Alaris infusion software wirelessly communicates patient-specific infusion administration information, analytics and reporting.

Platform interoperability

Interoperability prepopulates order parameters from the electronic health record (EHR) to infusion modules, and then returns status information for documentation and surveillance.

Added safety

Added to the BD Alaris System, Guardrails Suite MX software can help reduce IV medication errors and enhance patient care.

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BD Pyxis

Medication management

BD Pyxis medication systems and technologies synchronize pharmacy, nursing and IT to help dispense the correct medications while reducing errors and costs.

Inventory management

BD Pyxis supply systems and technologies help securely dispense supplies while improving charge capture, workflow and case costing for hospitals.

Compounding solutions

BD Pyxis IV Prep medication workflow solutions standardize compounding processes to improve medication safety and pharmacy workflow.

Platform integration

BD Pyxis systems and technologies leverage a common platform and integrate with HIT systems to support enterprise-wide medication and supply management.

Software integration

BD Pyxis software integrates data across all BD Pyxis products to help you optimize devices, standardize processes and turn data into actionable information.


The BD Pyxis ES system automates medication dispensing while supporting decentralized yet integrated management across the enterprise. BD Pyxis supply automation technology facilitates regulatory compliance and data analysis.

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BD Vacutainer®

Venous collection

BD Vacutainer® venous collection products include blood collection tubes and other devices that help safely collect, separate, transport and process venous blood specimens.

Blood collection tubes

BD Vacutainer® tubes come in glass and plastic, which reduces the potential for tube breakage and specimen spillage.

Plasma collection

The BD Vacutainer® Barricor Plasma blood collection tube provides a high-quality plasma sample for chemistry determinations.

Swab-based collection

BD swab-based products help safely and efficiently collect and transport specimens to the microbiology laboratory for organism recovery.

Needlestick protection

The BD Vacutainer® Eclipse blood collection needle and BD Vacutainer push button blood collection set help reduce the risk of accidental needlestick injury.

Sampling safety

BD Vacutainer® collection accessories include direct access sampling and transfer devices to facilitate secure and safe specimen sampling.

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V. Mueller

Laparoscopic instrumentation

V. Mueller laparoscopic instrumentation consists of high-quality single-piece and take-apart instruments and accessories for surgeons.

Open instrumentation

V. Mueller open instrumentation includes a wide range of surgical instruments and accessories that support cardiovascular and other procedures.

Handcrafted design

The handcrafted design and manufacturing of our V. Mueller instruments help surgeons reliably and precisely perform laparoscopic surgery.

Jaw patterns

V. Mueller laparoscopic instrumentation includes a wide range of jaw patterns and accessories in a variety of configurations to fit many needs.

Strong history

V. Mueller instrumentation comes from a 120-year history of developing and manufacturing high-quality surgical instruments alongside surgeons.

Large product line

V. Mueller laparoscopic instruments include graspers, dissectors, scissors, needle holders and electrodes, in numerous handle, shaft and connection configurations.

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Back on track

After undergoing a successful surgery to correct his cardiac anomaly, Jonathan's journey continues. He is now taking some time off, but he will continue to follow his heart―when he runs in a local marathon later this year.

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