defibrillation

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defibrillation

[dē‚fib·rə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Stopping a local quivering of muscle fibers, especially of the heart.
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It was important to defibrillate him,'' Roberts said.
DeFT Response[R] technology - which is designed to help devices meet the needs of patients who may have high or varying thresholds for the amount of energy required to defibrillate the heart.
AEDs provide an electric shock, which is the most effective way to defibrillate.
For the critical care environment, the ability to transport, defibrillate and view the data at a central station is the best of all worlds," said Lynn Cochran, Director of Cardiovascular In-Patient Services at Edward Hospital and Health Services in Naperville, Ill.
It also includes one electrode set through which clinicians can monitor, pace, defibrillate, and get real-time feedback on chest compressions, also known as Real CPR Help[TM].
We know that by equipping sheriff vehicles with the easiest to use AED on the market, they will be able to rapidly defibrillate victims of sudden cardiac arrest which will, undoubtedly, result in more lives saved.
The Atlas(R) II ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) and the Atlas(R) II HF CRT-D (cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator) devices are capable of delivering unsurpassed energy, giving added security to patients whose hearts are especially difficult to defibrillate.
In contrast, dual chamber ICDs have two leads that monitor the right atrium and the right ventricle, can defibrillate the ventricle, and pace both the atrium and the ventricle in atrio-ventricular synchrony.
In most cases, the only way to restore a productive heart rhythm is to defibrillate the heart.
We often ask cardiologists and nurses to estimate the amount of time it takes to defibrillate a patient based on the current resuscitation approach used in hospitals," said Michael D.
Jack (De Niro) has heart problems; at one point he even defibrillates himself after going into cardiac arrest at home, so is looking to the future.