The defibrillator is a medical device, which can be a lifesaver in case of several life-threatening cardiac emergencies. The process an AED Defibrillator does, is called defibrillation, which can be performed by even untrained persons with the device in case of any such emergency. Here’s a brief description of these cardiac conditions given below –
Cardiac arrhythmia: Cardiac arrhythmia is a medical condition when heartbeat functions irregularly, it is either too fast or too slow than the normal condition. It occurs due to the reason that electrical signals, which is responsible for coordination of the heartbeat, do not work in the heart the way it should do.
Ventricular fibrillation: It’s actually a subtype of cardiac arrhythmia. It’s the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia and it’s an emergency situation when someone experiencing this.
Use of a Defibrillator, in the serious cases mentioned above, should drastically reduce the mortality rate in cardiac patients, because most of the cardiac arrests cause death within a few minutes unless there’s somebody performs defibrillation procedure to the patient.
This procedure is simple enough to do even by completely untrained regular persons. The Defibrillator works by delivering an electric shock to the heart of the patient and that therapeutic shock restores the normalcy of the electrical coordination in the heart. There are few kinds of Defibrillator device available, such as external, transvenous and implanted.
Physiologist duo Prevost and Batelli, from the Geneva University of Switzerland, invented the Defibrillation procedure in 1899. In an