defibrillate


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stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks

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Even so, Ideker notes that "it only takes 50 milliamps of current to throw a healthy beating heart into fibrillation, but to defibrillate you need 10 amps, or 200 times as much current, to bring it back to a normal rhythm.
ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of medical devices and related software solutions, announced today that Wojewodzka Stacja Pogotowia Ratunkowego Szczecin (WSPR Szczecin), the largest emergency service operator in Poland, is equipping its ambulances with a revolutionary new system that allows rescuers to defibrillate without stopping chest compressions for defibrillation.
The RV leads used with CRT-D devices are also capable of delivering high voltage energy to defibrillate the heart in the event of ventricular arrhythmia.
Luckily, I came round seconds before my other half began attempting to defibrillate me with the business end of a George Foreman Lean, Mean Fat-Reducing Grill.
The STEMI team had to defibrillate Fred four more times before rushing the comatose man to the cardiac cath lab for an angioplasty.
What happens when you defibrillate a heart," Chief O'Donnell said, "is that is when the heart is in fibrillation, it's shaking; the chambers aren't firing in a coherent pattern.
The sooner we can defibrillate somebody the greater the chance of survival.
But I felt I had to respond and defibrillate the board and spring them into action.
Unfortunately, traditional emergency medical teams cannot always reach and defibrillate victims that quickly.
A CRT-D has the added ability to defibrillate the heart if a patient is at risk for life-threatening arrhythmias.
21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since when have 11-year-old kids spent the summer learning how to suture wounds and defibrillate patients in cardiac arrest?
But as part of a four-link chain: call and ambulance; start CPR; defibrillate if necessary and get them into an ambulance for advanced life support, the chances of survival go up to between 30 and 40%.
Those four successful attempts were due to the fact that he was able to defibrillate the person within two minutes of the arrest.