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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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Since T-wave alternans often precedes sudden cardiac arrest, researchers have suggested that it could be used to decide which patients need implanted defibrillators (SN: 9/23/06, p.
LANCASTER - Two heart defibrillators purchased for $5,000 by local judges, attorneys and the court staff have made the Antelope Valley Courthouse a bit safer or the public.
Federal and state Good Samaritan statutes have been modified to protect those who use an automated external defibrillator, said Alan T.
This study covers the state of the North American external defibrillator market, examining drivers and restraints for growth, pricing, technology, reimbursement, and demand trends.
Factors such as development of technologically advanced defibrillator, rapid growth in aging population with high risk of target diseases, rising incidences of cardiovascular disease, growing focus of public and private organizations and key market players toward public access defibrillator, and increasing number of training and awareness programs across the globe are propelling the growth of the market.
Medical researchers recently concluded the first systematic test in which they weighed one such promising factor--an electrical characteristic called T-wave alternans--for deciding who should get a defibrillator.
2 -- color) A tab from a new defibrillator kit is removed from a dummy during a demonstration at City Hall.
The plaintiff alleges that the facility was negligent because it didn't have a defibrillator on the premises and that the omission caused the plaintiff severe and debilitating injuries.
Market Penetration: Comprehensive information on defibrillator devices offered by top 10 players in the defibrillators market.
The board also directed the County Counsel's Office to examine liability issues involving the use of defibrillators and to research the idea of placing a defibrillator in the supervisors' board room.
In instruction manuals given to patients and doctors, defibrillator and pacemaker manufacturers have for years included warnings about lingering near antitheft scanners, they note.
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The Los Angeles Police Department opted not to buy the defibrillators because reviews showed it is necessary to arrive within five minutes of a heart attack to put the defibrillator to use, said LAPD spokesman Osmund Bouligny.