Defibrillators

By: Ramfan45

Intro

YouÕre in the emergency room, and theyÕre trying to keep you alive. They find that your heart is having problems, and they need to regenerate quickly. You need a really big pulse to stay alive. What are they going to use? The answer is a defibrillator. Read the rest of my report to find out facts about the defibrillator.

What defibrillators are

         This paragraph is about what defibrillators are for. According to wikipedia, defibrillation is the definitive treatment for the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. (Wikipedia.org).

 

       This paragraph is about what technology the defibrillator is. According to wikipedia, the simple to use units are based on computer technology. (wikipedia.org). They are based on computer technology.

 


       This paragraph is about what it helps to do. According to wikipedia, the defibrillator helps when a personÕs heart is failing, and they need it to be regenerated with a very big pulse. (Wikipedia.org).

History of the defibrillator

       This paragraph is about the first person to use a defibrillator. According to wikipedia, the first person to use a defibrillator on a human was in 1947 by Claude Beck, who used a defibrillator successfully on a 14-year-old boy, but I donÕt know the boyÕs name. (Wikipedia.org).

 

       This paragraph is about who invented the defibrillator. According to wikipedia, the defibrillator was presented by Prevost and Batelli, two physiologists from University of Geneva, Switzerland. They discovered that small electric shocks could induce ventricular fibrillation in dogs, and that larger charges would reverse the condition.

 

       This paragraph is about what centuries the defibrillator has been used in. According to wikipedia, the defibrillator has been used through the 19th century through the 20th century. (Wikipedia.org).

 

       This paragraph is about when the defibrillator was demonstrated. According to wikipedia, defibrillation was first demonstrated in 1899. (Wikipedia.org).

      

How defibrillators work

       This paragraph is about what kind of defibrillators there are. According to wikipedia, paramedics are trained to recognize lethal arrhythmias and deliver appropriate electrical therapy with a manual defibrillator, when appropriate. They also have semi automatic, and automatic.

 

       This paragraph is about how long defibrillators take to charge. According to wikipedia, Defibrillators take time to charge, usually it takes in between ten, and twenty seconds to charge. (Wikipedia.org).

 

       This paragraph is about if defibrillators can be implanted in you. According to Americanheart, the answer is yes. Implantable cardioverter defibrillator is used in patients at risk for recurrent, sustained ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.

 

       This paragraph is about how smart you have to be to use a defibrillator. According to wikipedia, defibrillators require detailed medical knowledge, so you have to be a really smart medic to use one. (Wikipedia.org).

 

This paragraph is about how many volts a defibrillator has. According to wikipedia, defibrillators have 1000 volts with an energy content of 100-200 joules then delivering the charge through an inductance. (Wikipedia.org).

 

 

Conclusion

Thanks for reading my report on the defibrillator. I hope that you learned something from my report and that after you read it, you actually know what the defibrillator is.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Bibliography                                                               

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

Wikipedia free encyclopedia

Defibrillation

April 28, 2008

It is the definitive treatment for life threatening arrhythmias. It depolarizes a critical mass of the heart muscle.

 

Bibliography

http://efimov.wustl.edu/defibrillation/history/defibrillation_history.htm

Elfimov, Igor

history of fibrillation and defibrillation

April 29, 2008

The research field has a long and exciting history.

 

Bibliography

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

Wikipedia free encyclopedia

Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator

April 30, 2008

It requires computer technology.

 

Bibliography

http://www.americanheart.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=11227

Americanheart.org

Implantable cardioverter defibrillator

May 2, 2008