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treatment by stopping fibrillation of heart muscles (usually by electric shock delivered by a defibrillator)

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Analysis was performed on a database of electrocardiographic records, representing lead 2 equivalent recordings from automated external defibrillators including 210 defibrillation attempts from 90 victims of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Implementing and early defibrillation program--placing defibrillators in nurses' offices, athletic departments and other central locations in schools and providing CPR and defibrillator training to a variety of school responders--is the key to protecting students, staff and visitors from sudden cardiac arrest.
During the conference, the NCED Survivor Network and the NCED Ambassadors for Early Defibrillation also will be launched.
Recently published data on 200 patients with life-threatening ventricular fibrillation outside a hospital or other medical setting show no significant difference in survival among those receiving prompt defibrillation versus those having CPR prior to defibrillation.
The Prudential Helping Hearts Program is a grant-making initiative designed to help speed the acquisition of portable cardiac defibrillation units by volunteer rescue squads and fire departments.
Cardiac Science develops and markets life-saving external cardiac defibrillator devices and proprietary software that monitors a patient's cardiac activity, instantly detects the onset of a life-threatening heart rhythm and automatically delivers defibrillation shocks within as little as 10 seconds and without human intervention to re-establish the heart's normal rhythm.
I find it fascinating that so much of the mechanism for defibrillation is still not understood," says John P.
With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation (with ZOLL's See-Thru CPR[TM] and Real CPR Help[TM] technologies), ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies that help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims.
This is very good news to the residents of Thousand Oaks considering that, according to the American Heart Association, early defibrillation is the only treatment to correct ventricular fibrillation, the most common cause of death from sudden cardiac arrest.
They also introduce Medtronic's Active Can technology in which the device's case serves as the electrode that completes the electrical circuit for defibrillation energy moving through the heart from the other defibrillation electrode on the lead placed in the right ventricle.
Physio-Control will be led by a management team with deep experience in the external defibrillation and emergency response systems marketplace.
These patents provide broad coverage for Angeion's proprietary optimized defibrillation waveform and its energy steering method.
The R Series offers a OneStep system that simplifies and speeds up deployment of pacing and defibrillation therapy.
Therefore, these AED donations will be made to the Texas high schools with the greatest need for increased access to defibrillation.