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AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

AED (Automated External Defibrillator)

An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias of ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia in a patient, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, the application of electrical therapy which stops the arrhythmia, allowing the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.


American Heart Association:
What Is an Automated External Defibrillator?


University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center:
Learn How to Use an AED

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