Automated External Defibrillator

Automated External Defibrillators


Defibrillator, Automated External

Defibrillator, External

Defibrillators, Automated External

Defibrillators, External

Electric Shock Cardiac Stimulators

External Defibrillator

External Defibrillator, Automated

External Defibrillators

External Defibrillators, Automated

Stimulators, Electrical, Cardiac, Shock

Cardiac electrical stimulators that apply brief high-voltage electroshocks to the HEART. These stimulators are used to restore normal rhythm and contractile function in hearts of patients who are experiencing VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION or ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) that is not accompanied by a palpable PULSE. Some defibrillators may also be used to correct certain noncritical dysrhythmias (called synchronized defibrillation or CARDIOVERSION), using relatively low-level discharges synchronized to the patient's ECG waveform. (UMDNS, 2003)