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THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF DEFRIBILATORS

October 11, 2017

 

Science and technology has made improvement possible in all sectors and among the different branches of science, medical science forms an important part, helping the ailing to be cured. For the patients suffering from life-threatening heart diseases, defibrillation can be a rescue option. For this purpose, an equipment called as défibrillateur is used. There can be different types of defibrillators as described below:

  • Automated External Defibrillator: These are not so difficult to operate and can be used by someone who has a brief knowledge. They can analyze the heart rhythms on their own and do not require technicians for the same. They require the stoppage of chest compression and that is why the manual versions are usually preferred.

 

There can be two types of AEDs- the automatic and semi-automatic ones.  The semi-automatic ones are capable of diagnosing the heart rhythms and help in deciding whether a shock is required. The automatic ones, in addition to diagnosing the same, actually give the shock and do not require the user to be involved in the same.

  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: They are implanted into the heart, just like the pacemakers. They monitor the rhythm of the heart and provide shocks.
  • Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator: It is a portable defibrillator that can be worn by the patients as suggested by the name. 
  • Manual External Defibrillator: These can be operated under the guidance of an expert along with an electrocardiogram. They are commonly found in hospitals and can be used after diagnosing the cardiac rhythm.
  • Manual Internal Defibrillator: Here the paddles are placed directly upon the heart and shock is delivered directly through these paddles.
  • Internal Defibrillator: These are used during or after a heart surgery and use electrodes to defibrillate the heart.

So these are the different types of defibrillators for the heart. 

 

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