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

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He said when we defibrillated ( shocked ) him, he would feel pulled back into his body for a few seconds, then end up back floating up near the ceiling a few seconds later.
But he suffered a cardiac arrest and was defibrillated before the ambulance crew turned up at 20.
The former Gloucestershire player spent the night in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary and was due to be defibrillated under general anaesthetic to return his heartbeat to normal.
Most of the defibrillated patients in this study achieved a quality of life indistinguishable from that in the general population, and 65% returned to work.
The only chance you have is to be defibrillated within minutes," Glover said.
A few years ago, we successfully defibrillated a patient at the National Eisteddfod in Bridgend, and saving a life is something you can't put a price on.
In a hospital setting, upwards of 90 percent of patients suffering cardiac arrest survive if they are defibrillated immediately.
Implantation criteria were met if induced VF could be terminated one time with a shock of ~10-15 J to maximum output or if two subsequently induced VF episodes could be defibrillated successfully with 10-15 J to maximum output.
Integrating our proprietary technology into the next generation of hospital defibrillators sold by the worldwide market leader brings us closer to our goal that all in-hospital cardiac patients get defibrillated within seconds should they suffer a life-threatening heart rhythm," said Raymond W.
Composites with promising properties were prepared by a high-intensity mixing process from commingled polystyrene, polypropylene, and polyethylene with defibrillated newspaper.
Studies show that more than 70 percent of victims defibrillated within a minute or two after arrest survive.
Paramedics defibrillated him in his chalet, but he died in Grenoble Hospital two days later before his family could get to see him.
A sudden cardiac arrest leaves the heart unable to beat regularly and for every minute before a victim is defibrillated, the chances of survival are reduced by between seven and 10 percent.
They defibrillated Fred twice while continuing CPR, as Cathy watched helplessly.
If a cardiac arrest victim is defibrillated immediately their chance of survival can be as high as 85%.