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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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A rising number of application areas for defibrillators, coupled with increasing adoption of defibrillator systems (both ICDs and external defibrillators) in cardiology, is expected to boost the world defibrillators market growth.
Ella died from Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome (SADS) in July 2014 at the age of just 17 and to raise awareness of SADS UK, Karen, along with the help of Ella's friends, assisted the netball club with their new defibrillator, highlighting how important and beneficial the equipment can be.
The defibrillator is lifesaving equipment that works to restore the heart rhythm if a person goes into cardiac arrest and the earlier it is used the better the chance is of survival.
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.
Fish oil supplements failed to reduce--and may have even boosted--the risk of irregular heartbeats in people who have implanted defibrillators.
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.
Identify key program personnel: defibrillator coordinator and medical director.
Federal and state Good Samaritan statutes have been modified to protect those who use an automated external defibrillator, said Alan T.
M2 PHARMA-February 4, 2015-Global Defibrillators Market to be Worth USD 12.
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.
Santa Clarita city officials offered a demonstration on Thursday of the Automated External Defibrillator or AED, a compact, computerized device used to administer an electric shock through the heart in sudden cardiac arrest victims.
A wrongful death suit in Arizona dealt with whether a fitness center was required to have a defibrillator available for use.
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.