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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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Another common concern is that the user of a defibrillator could be found liable if something went wrong in trying to help a victim.
Defibrillator in place Jim Renicks of the community council, centre, is pictured with John Ross of the Farmer's Arms and Mrs Bertram who held a fundraising event
Donna Walker, a student nurse at the hospital, said: "I have experienced first hand the life-saving qualities of using a defibrillator. The shocking statistic that 270 children in the UK die of sudden cardiac arrest every year is frightening, especially as not every school is equipped with one of these life-saving machines.
Maryland Heights, MO, August 31, 2016 --( According to a new market research report published by iHealthcareAnalyst, Inc., Defibrillators Market 2013-2020, the global defibrillators market is estimated to reach USD 15.4 Billion in 2020, expanding at a CAGR of 6.6% from 2016 to 2020.
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.
In late January, FDA issued a final order requiring automated external defibrillator manufacturers to submit pre-market approval applications, which demand a more rigorous review than what was previously required.
While CPR alone (chest compressions and rescue breaths) saves around 9% of people who suffer from a sudden cardiac arrest, CPR and using an automated external defibrillator (AED) increases the chance of survival five-fold to 50%.
Inside the phone box, in place of the telephone unit, the defibrillator is housed in a lockable steel box.
Schools and their pupils were asked to state why they should receive a defibrillator and where it would be located within the school.
Wearable cardioverter defibrillators are used by people who may be at higher risk for sudden cardiac arrest, including those with weakened heart function, awaiting cardiac transplant or with a condition that prevents or delays them from receiving an implanted defibrillator.
Under the FDA's proposal, device manufacturers would be subject to regular inspections and could be required to submit additional clinical data before launching a new version of their defibrillator. This is the current standard for implantable defibrillators, heart valves and other devices that help keep patients alive.
Medtronic to Pay $268 Million to Settle Suits Over Defibrillator Wire Flaws.
Fire Chief Paul Boissonneault, Public Access Defibrillator Coordinator, provided an overview of the PAD program noting various locations throughout the municipality where automatic defibrillators are located.