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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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"Aodh has great energy and great enthusiasm," said Zambra of the local youngster.
"We're expecting Aodh to have another strong season.
But the Midlanders will be without Shane O'Connor, Adam O'Connor, Cian Byrne and Alan Kehoe while Aodh Dervin and Peter Hopkins are doubtful.
"He puts faith in his players and is not afraid to play young lads like Aodh Dervin.
Former top referee McGrath of Aodh Ruadh, lost out narrowly to Dunnion for the Tir Chonaill chair five years ago.
Padraig and twin brother Noel were the youngest of six children of Aodh and Maire Duggan and grew up in the Gaoth Dobhair Gaeltacht in North-west Donegal.
The make-up of that committee has not been completed but it includes county board chairman Sean Dunnion, secretary Aodh Mairtin O Fearraigh and treasurer Cieran Kelly.
Duffy, who stood unsuccessfully for the Green Party in the last General Election, won county titles with his club Aodh Ruadh in 1994, '97 and '98.
And when Aodh Curran was clearly fouled in the square, McMahon stepped up to dispatch the penalty 10 seconds into injury time and sub Donal Meegan got the insurance point.
Couple live in Ballinlough with their remaining three children, Micheal Aodh, 16, Aoibhe, 14, and 10-yearold Cillian.