"Defibrillators" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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Cardiac electrical stimulators that apply brief high-voltage electroshocks to the HEART. These stimulators are used to restore normal rhythm and contractile function in hearts of patients who are experiencing VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION or ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) that is not accompanied by a palpable PULSE. Some defibrillators may also be used to correct certain noncritical dysrhythmias (called synchronized defibrillation or CARDIOVERSION), using relatively low-level discharges synchronized to the patient's ECG waveform. (UMDNS, 2003)
- Electric Shock Cardiac Stimulators
- Stimulators, Electrical, Cardiac, Shock
Automated External Defibrillators
- Automated External Defibrillators
- Automated External Defibrillator
- Defibrillator, Automated External
- Defibrillators, Automated External
- External Defibrillator, Automated
- External Defibrillators, Automated
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