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Defibrillators (Defibrillator) Summary

Description: 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)

Also Known As: Defibrillator; Automated External Defibrillator; Automated External Defibrillators; Defibrillators, External; Electric Shock Cardiac Stimulators Show All >>

Networked: 3005 relevant articles (168 outcomes, 435 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which Defibrillators is Relevant

  1. Heart Arrest (Cardiac Arrest) : 24 outcomes 37 studies in 306 results
  2. Heart Failure : 19 outcomes 96 studies in 360 results
  3. Tachycardia (Tachyarrhythmias) : 18 outcomes 38 studies in 253 results
  4. Ventricular Tachycardia : 15 outcomes 62 studies in 334 results
  5. Cardiac Sudden Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest) : 15 outcomes 50 studies in 283 results
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Drugs Related to Defibrillators

  1. Amiodarone (Amiodarona)
  2. tranilast (N 5')
  3. Magnesium
  4. Creatinine
  5. Vasopressins (Vasopressin)
  6. Titanium
  7. Renin
  8. Nitroglycerin (Dynamite)
  9. Angiotensins
  10. Aldosterone
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Therapies Related to Defibrillators

  1. Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  2. Implantable Defibrillators (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator)
  3. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  4. Resuscitation
  5. Electric Countershock (Cardioversion)
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