Defibrillators!

By: Coke~a~cola

Intro

If someone goes into cardiac arrest would you want to help him or her?  A defibrillator would sure help him or her.  That’s why I’m going to talk about defibrillators.  I will talk about abbreviations, where it was first used and stuff, the success of defibrillators, and how powerful they are. I think you will like defibrillators after this report.

Abbreviations!

This paragraph is about what ICD stands for.  According to Wikipedia, “An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator, which is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation.” (Wikipedia.com) ICD’s are really cool. They save peoples lives!

This paragraph is about what AED stands for.  According to Wikipedia, AED stands for “Automated external defibrillator (AED).” (Wikipedia.com) They can kill people or keep them alive.  They sometimes don’t work though.

Powerful defibrillators

This paragraph is about how powerful defibrillators can be.  According to Wikipedia, “these early defibrillators used the alternating current from a power socket, transformed from the 110-240 volts available in the line, up to between 300 and 1000 volts, to the exposed heart by way of 'paddle' type electrodes.  Success of defibrillators.” (Wikipedia.com) That is really powerful!

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       This paragraph is about what it was first used on.  According to Wikipedia, “they discovered that small electric

shocks could induce ventricular fibrillation in dogs, and that larger charges would reverse the condition.” (Wikipedia.com) Weird they used it on dogs first.  It doesn’t have to be very strong to work on dogs.

Success

This paragraph is about how much they cost.  According to Wikipedia, “this year, U.S. doctors will surgically implant some 200,000 defibrillators at a cost of about $30,000 to $50,000 per operation.” (Wikipedia.com) Do you know how much money that is?

This paragraph is about what country it was first used in.  According to Wikipedia, “Defibrillation was first demonstrated in 1899 by Prevost and Batelli, two physiologists from University of Geneva, Switzerland.” (Wikipedia.com) Switzerland is a cool place.  I think it is cool that it was invented in Switzerland.

This paragraph is about was color they are.  According to Wikipedia, they are “WHITE OR Clear.” There are not a variety of colors to choose from.

Not much success

       This paragraph is about how much time it takes to get there.  According to Wikipedia, “The boy's chest was surgically opened, and manual cardiac massage was undertaken for 45 minutes until the arrival of the defibrillator.” It took a long time to get there!

Conclusion

This is why defibrillators are so cool.  I hope you like defibrillators now.  Well, that was my report.

P.S. You better of learned something or else!!!!

 

Bibliography

 

Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defibrillator

Wikipedia.com

Defibrillation

April 28, 2008

It tells a lot about defibrillators™.  It doesn't have an author.  It even tells how they work.  It’s a great article.

 

Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Implantable_cardioverter-defibrillator

Wikipedia.com

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

April 29, 2008

It tells a lot about defibrillators™.  It doesn't have an author.  It tells what an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator is.

 

Bibliography

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defibrillator

Wikipedia.com

Defibrillation

April 30, 2008

It tells a lot about defibrillators™.  It tells what they were first used on, too.  (It was first used on dogs