Defibrillation is a treatment for life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, specifically ventricular fibrillation and non-perfusing ventricular tachycardia . A defibrillator delivers a dose of electric current which is also often called a countershock, to the heart. Although not fully understood, this would depolarize a large amount of the heart muscle, ending the dysrhythmia. Subsequently, the bodys natural pacemaker in the sinoatrial node of the heart is able to re-establish normal sinus rhythm.
Defibrillators can be external, transvenous, or implanted (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator), depending on the type of device used or needed.
A defibrillator is a device that gives a high energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest.
Types of defibrillator:
· Manual external defibrillator
· Manual internal defibrillator
· Automated external defibrillator
· Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
· Wearable cardioverter defibrillator
· Internal defibrillator
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