What is defibrillator?

  • (noun): An electronic device that administers an electric shock of preset voltage to the heart through the chest wall in an attempt to restore the normal rhythm of the heart during ventricular fibrillation.

Some articles on defibrillator, defibrillators:

Morton Mower - Inventions - Concept
... An implantable defibrillator is a device implanted under the skin through an incision in the shoulder ... Leads from the implanted defibrillator pass through a vein into the heart ... electrical activity is detected in the heart, the defibrillator delivers a shock to restore normal electrical activity ...
Defibrillate - Types - Wearable Cardiac Defibrillator
... A development of the AICD is a portable external defibrillator that is worn like a vest ... in patients awaiting an implantable defibrillator ...
Myth Busters (2007 Season) - Episode 73 – "Speed Cameras" - Exploding Nitro Patches
... The MythBusters test the efficacy of labels warning not to use a defibrillator before removing any nitroglycerin patches ... Myth statement Status Notes Defibrillators can cause medical nitroglycerin chest patches to explode ... Busted Using a homemade defibrillator, the build team attempted to see whether the electric shock it created was enough to cause the nitroglycerin in the patches to explode ...
Morton Mower - Inventions - Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (AICD)
... The AICD was an implantable defibrillator that served as a substitute to portable defibrillators for patients with chronic cardiac problems ... The AICD performs the same function as the portable defibrillator developed by Prof ...
Morton Mower - Inventions - Inventors
... to jointly develop the automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator ... Heller’s death prompted Mirowski to begin work on an implantable defibrillator for patients in need of continuous heart monitoring ... a working prototype of the implantable defibrillator ...