defibrillator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n defibrillator an electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation
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Usage


In news:

With little scientific evidence to tell, leading cardiac guidelines recommend against most competitive sports for recipients of "implantable cardioverter defibrillators ," or ICDs.
External defibrillators in the hands of trained professionals can and do save thousands of lives each year.
After his death, a foundation was formed to commemorate him by raising private money for automated defibrillators to be placed in public buildings and elsewhere.
To date, 19 defibrillators have been placed in locations around the county.
Proceeds will go to the purchase of more defibrillators .
While they can strike at any age, the average victim is a man in his 60s, meaning the main users of at-home defibrillators likely will be older women trying to save their husbands, Dr W Douglas Weaver told the Associated Press.
The machines are advanced versions of the defibrillators that doctors and paramedics have used for decades.
In the latest study, Seattle firefighters were given four hours of training in use of the new defibrillators .
The Heart Safe Project also plans to put defibrillators at Tartaglia Realty downtown, television station KSBY and the Point San Luis Lighthouse.
ZOLL LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator Highly Cost-Effective Therapy.
North Carolina Medicaid Issues Favorable Policy on ZOLL LifeVest Wearable Defibrillator.
Recently announced the availability of its LLD EZ Lead Locking Device ( LLD ) for the removal of nonfunctional or infected pacing and defibrillation leads.
Medical staff on course used defibrillator to restart man's heart.
Zoll's products provide electronic patient records and data capture from the monitor/defibrillator during acute events.
Forsyth using new heart defibrillator.
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In science:

Sinha S, Pande A and Pandit R: "Defibrillation via the elimination of spiral turbulence in a model for ventricular fibrillation".
Review of Nonlinear Methods and Modelling
Wilber, D., Brown, M. W., Heo, M.; for the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial Investigators (1996).
Sequential tests and estimates after overrunning based on $p$-value combination
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