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defibrillator

 [de-fib´rĭ-la″ter]
an apparatus used to produce defibrillation by application of brief electroshock to the heart, directly or through electrodes placed on the chest wall.
automatic external defibrillator (AED) a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by persons without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.
automatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD) (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)) an implantable device that detects sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation and terminates it by a shock or shocks delivered directly to the myocardium, thus preventing sudden cardiac death. Three different types of electrodes may be used: a superior vena cava spring lead, a transvenous bipolar electrode, and a ventricular patch lead. One third of the patients who have had this device implanted have received spontaneous device countershocks. Other reported side effects are similar to those of pacemakers.

automatic external defibrillator (AED)

a portable defibrillator designed to be automated such that it can be used by persons without substantial medical training who are responding to a cardiac emergency.

automatic external defibrillator

Smart defibrillator Cardiology A device designed to monitor the heart's electric activity and, if ventricular fibrillation is identified, deliver an electric shock. See Defibrillator, Ventricular fibrillation.

au·to·mat·ic ex·ter·nal de·fib·ril·la·tor

(AED) (aw'tō-mat'ik eks-tĕr'năl dē-fib'ri-lā-tŏr)
Device used to administer electric shock to arrest fibrillation of the atria or ventricles and restore normal heart rhythm; can be used by technicians without medical training.

au·to·mat·ic ex·ter·nal de·fib·ril·la·tor

(AED) (aw'tō-mat'ik eks-tĕr'năl dē-fib'ri-lā-tŏr)
Device used to administer electric shock to arrest fibrillation of the atria or ventricles and restore normal heart rhythm; can be used by technicians without medical training.
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2) Every health studio, as defined in subdivision (h), shall maintain, and train personnel in the use of an automated external defibrillator acquired pursuant to this section, and shall not be liable for civil damages resulting from the use or attempted use of an automatic external defibrillator as provided in this section.
Using Automatic External Defibrillators: Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are portable electronic devices that deliver a brief, high-energy shock to the victim's chest through paddles or electrode patches.
The City of Phoenix Aviation Department purchased 60 Automatic External Defibrillators to be used at Sky Harbor Airport in case of heart emergencies.
So far, four automatic external defibrillators have been placed on fire engines from Seahouses, Hexham, Pon-teland and Morpeth - and by the end of October a further seven will be fitted and ready for use.
Automatic external defibrillators have been provided on board fire engines based in Seahouses, Hexham, Ponteland and Morpeth - with a further seven due to be fitted and ready for use by the end of October.
The three partners have done considerable research on the subject since encountering a similar case involving the sudden death of a high school athlete, and are now campaigning for the availability of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in all public schools and buildings.
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Owners also insist that today's security guards be rehearsed in several first-aid measures, including CPR and the use of automatic external defibrillators, which can save the life of a heart attack victim.
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The automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) can be used by people with just four hours training and the Mersey Ambulance service says it is in negotiations with large supermarkets and shopping centres in the area to train their staff to use the devices.
Air Wisconsin Airlines has formed an agreement with MedAire Inc for emergency medical kits and automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) for its aircraft.

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