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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.



automated external defibrillator


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Automated external defibrillator, see there.


Abbreviation for automated external defibrillator; automatic external defibrillator.




Abbreviation for automatic external defibrillator.

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An AED is a computerized medical device that can check a person's heart rate and rhythm as well as deliver an electrical shock through the chest to the heart if necessary.
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Until the GBPUSD can technically close above 1.30 during weekly or monthly trading, the Pound has likely reached its own ceiling and this bodes well for the AED's prospects to gain against the GBP.
Better yet, bystanders can also use an AED, if one is available.
Michael Riggs, EMT-paramedic and veteran, who has worked in the AED industry for more than 25 years, will lead the new field-based sales organization.
Dallas, TX, March 27, 2016 --( The Europe AED market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 11.2% during the forecast period 2016 to 2022.