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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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When somebody is in [ventricular fibrillation] and they don't get defibrillated, then we know they're not going to recover.
Instead of repositioning, the physician tested again and defibrillated successfully with 23 J.
Composites with promising properties were prepared by a high-intensity mixing process from commingled polystyrene, polypropylene, and polyethylene with defibrillated newspaper.
Studies show that more than 70 percent of victims defibrillated within a minute or two after arrest survive.
Lisa had started CPR and then two nurses joined her and defibrillated me twice, from there I was taken to A&E.
The report found that the survival rates for those patients first treated by the CFA were double that of those defibrillated by Ambulance Victoria: 43 per cent compared to 21 per cent.
Paramedics defibrillated him in his chalet, but he died in Grenoble Hospital two days later before his family could get to see him.
If a cardiac arrest victim is defibrillated immediately their chance of survival can be as high as 85%.
No, it can't do that because the defragmentory flange sprocket that was erroneously installed in 1832 has just defibrillated itself and I've thus just instigated a permanent fatal error.
Ann Sawyer, the voluntary group's training manager in Warwickshire, says: "Thousands of people die from cardiac arrests in the UK each year and the majority might be saved if only their heart could be defibrillated within five minutes.
The machines themselves are simple to use, informing staff if an individual needs to be defibrillated, and giving directions about its use.
Imagine yourself confronted with someone who needs to be intubated, who needs an IV line, who needs to be defibrillated all at once and get on the radio, alert the hospital, get orders, and all this at the same time controlling a crowd, perhaps.