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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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Conclusions: This study confirms the conclusion of the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II and implies that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services criteria for reimbursement may not be scientifically valid.
Data from the Multi-center Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT II) of 1,232 patients in 76 centers were so convincing that an independent review panel halted the study earlier than planned.
The lifesaving study that Lepley refers to is the MultiCenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT II), which the 81-year-old Minnesota native entered in May 1999.
The MADIT II investigative team has announced the early termination of the Multi-center Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT II).
Engine 273 out of Newhall carries the new automatic defibrillator, a device that shocks a malfunctioning heart into a normal rhythm, said Capt.
We wanted a fully automatic defibrillator that did not require the user to push a button for shock delivery and an AED that customizes the energy level for each patient," said Ralf Schnorringer, director of Environmental Health and Safety for Tyco Flow Control.
A 2002 study led by Dr Arthur Moss, professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Centre, and the MADIT (Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial) research group showed that an implanted defibrillator, or ICD, reduced the risk of death by 31 percent in cardiac patients.
These rates compare favorably with the 91%-94% survival rates with ICDs from the two major randomized, clinical trials, the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial II (MADIT-II) (N.
They revived him by life-saving cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automatic defibrillator which sends an electric current to the heart.
The live-in spouse or companion must be willing to perform resuscitation and use a simple automatic defibrillator as directed.
The Classic staff includes many state-certified security trainers, as well as those certified in CPR training and automatic defibrillator usage.
Fadiga recently had an automatic defibrillator fitted after collapsing during the warm-up of a Carling Cup tie against Tottenham in October.
BOLTON midfielder Khalilou Fadiga may be able to resume his career despite having an automatic defibrillator implanted to try and correct his heart problems.
Data from the Multicenter Automatic Defibrillator Implantation Trial (MADIT II) of 1,232 patients in 76 centers were so convincing that an independent review panel halted the study earlier than planned.
Patients that don't respond to such treatment can have everything from the insertion of a pacemaker or automatic defibrillator to the surgical cutting of certain nerves in the neck so the sympathetic impulse doesn't reach the heart.
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