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defibrillation

[dē‚fib·rə′lā·shən]
(medicine)
Stopping a local quivering of muscle fibers, especially of the heart.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Remember, before defibrillating the patient, the operator must ensure that no part of his or her body or any bystander is touching the patient.
Owner Tom Boothe said that the application of a defibrillating shock administered with a simple-to-use AED could save some of the 700 lives lost each day to sudden cardiac arrest.
The latest idea for defibrillating the catatonic Middle East peace process is to insist that the Palestinians produce "responsible and accountable" leaders who will put an end to terrorism.
Although there remain concerns that defibrillation doses intended for adults may result in myocardial damage in children, on balance the risk of defibrillating children outweighs the risk of failing to defibrillate them, said Dr.
They help restart a patient's heart after cardiac surgery or stabilize an irregular heartbeat using electrical pacemakers or defibrillating devices.
It allows them to review their skills, from recognizing an emergency to delivering a defibrillating jolt to "St.
The device works -- it's incredibly effective at defibrillating the heart."
Only six people turned up to a recent meeting where information was given about the defibrillating machine, which provides vital aid for people suffering heart attacks in the crucial minutes before an ambulance arrives.
Rectilinear Biphasic technology has been demonstrated to be clinically superior for both defibrillating difficult (high impedance) patients and cardioverting atrial fibrillation.
(The AICD, a small electronic device that is surgically attached in the upper abdominal area, has sensors attached to the heart wall to monitor heart activity and deliver low-energy defibrillating shocks directly to the heart to restore normal rhythm.)