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dee fib ri lay ter

  • n  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

  • Their device: a mini-defibrillator, only about as big as a cigarette pack, that can be implanted in the patient's body, where it continually monitors the heart and, if attacks .
  • If you've got a defibrillator implanted in your chest, it's not an idle question to ask whether it's in good working order.
  • DEFIBRILLATOR If you suffer a cardiac arrest, your only chance of survival is to have your heart shocked back into operation within minutes.
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  • Mechanics Cooperative Bank, RDA Support Fall River Fire Department
    Mechanics Cooperative Bank and RDA Insurance have purchased a new portable defibrillator for the Fall River Fire Department. The Fall River Fire Department is trying to equip all Fall River fire engines with portable defibrillators for use during rescue and emergency situations.
    June 21, 2013 - Banker & Tradesman
  • High schools to incorporate CPR, AED training
    High schools soon will have to provide students training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.
    June 21, 2013 - Clayton News Daily
  • Chicago Blackhawks fan has heart attack while watching Stanley Cup Final game
    Hockey fans often like to joke that the thrill and suspense of playoff hockey puts them in danger of a heart attack during the game. Indeed, it sometimes seems like having a defibrillator on hand is just as important a … Continue reading ?
    June 20, 2013 - Puck Daddy via Yahoo! Sports

  • Mike Babcock in Dallas Morning News
    They hooked up the auto defibrillator and shocked him,Babcock said.
  • Dana White in Vancouver Sun
    This night almost gave me a heart attack,White said. "I really went into the back, walked right out of the octagon into my back room, sat down and thought they were going to have to bring a defibrillator back there. I was seriously messed...
  • Kevin Rudd in The Age
    You can just see it. There it is: Work Choices is dead one minute, back again, dead the next, then waiting for the next election,Mr Rudd told parliament. "You can see them with the defibrillator prongs waiting to bring Work Choices back to...

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