When was the defibrillator invented?

Answer The first defibrillator, a medical device used to restore a normal heart rhythm, is generally credited to Dr. Claude S. Beck. The device was developed and tested on animals in the early to mid 194... Read More »

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How to Use a Defibrillator?

Defibrillation is an electrical shock delivered to the heart. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a devicecapable of automatically detecting a heart rhythm that requires a shock. The AED ... Read More »

Who created the defibrillator?

The defibrillator was invented by Dr. Claude Beck, a heart surgeon, in 1947. A defibrillator is used to deliver electricity to a heart that is malfunctioning, in order to return the heart to a norm... Read More »

What is a biphasic defibrillator?

Defibrillators are medical devices that are employed to regulate life-threatening, abnormal heart rhythms such as ventricular fibrillation. Defibrillators work by delivering an electrical shock to ... Read More »

How is the defibrillator used on animals?

A automatic external defibrillator, or AED, is an electronic device used to shock back into normal rhythm a heart that has either stopped beating or is beating irregularly. Most veterinarians have ... Read More »