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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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We since discovered that Alan was dead for two-and-a-half minutes so the defib certainly saved his life.
If more is donated than is initially needed, then it will be spent on maintenance of the defib in the future.
Aside from having major heart surgery and I have a defib pacemaker which will shock me should my heart ever stop again, since that I've had no problems.
When the students decided to purchase a defib, with their own money, it was heart-warming," she said.
The faster you get defib on sudden cardiac arrests, the more lives will be saved," said Emergency Services director Karen L.
No-one needs training to use a defib, they are designed to be used by anybody.
Because there was no underlying cause, it's more than likely a defib would have saved Darren.
The crew started CPR, attached defib pads and shocked him.
The BHF is a charity that is very important to me because without the support from nursing and healthcare professionals, and the research that BHF carries out my father would not have had his pacemaker and defib implanted in him, a device that is essential to his survival.