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  • v  stop the fibrillation and restore normal contractions, usually by means of electric shocks
    The patient's heart had to be defibrillated to save his life

  • Zeman can thank Hong Kong's ambitious efforts to defibrillate an economy that had all but seized during the recent outbreak.
  • The "kids with beards," as Billy Wilder called the Brat Generation, have become the Establishment, turned 50 and watched as younger, hungrier directors tried to defibrillate the .
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  • New Subcutaneous ICD Said To Pose 'Existential Crisis' For Older ICDs
    Last year the FDA approved Boston Scientific's subcutaneous ICD, the first ICD that can defibrillate the heart without using leads threaded to the heart through the blood vessels. Those leads are the source of many sophisticated pacing features in today's ICDs, but they are also the main source of ICD-related complications, and, in several well-publicized incidents, have forced the FDA and ICD ...
    Aug. 26, 2013 - Forbes

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