Deflects: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases

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Icon Group International, Incorporated, Nov 26, 2008 - 31 pages
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Nonfiction Usage Journalism UsageBrandon - News: July 25, 2007 - Headline: Sudden Cardiac Arrest Often Comes as Surprise. Author: Carol Pearson. Excerpt: Dr. Barry Maron is an expert hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. He and his colleagues studied about 500 patients like Paul with implanted defibrillators. We have found that it is now possible to change the natural course of the disease for some patients by preventing sudden cardiac death, said Dr. Maron. ... During the course of the study, the defibrillators sent electric shocks to more than 100 patients who had irregular heartbeats, saving their lives.First - News: July 11, 2005 - Headline: First Aid: How to Help When Someone Is Sick or Injured. Author: Nancy Steinbach. Excerpt: Another emergency treatment for a heart problem is a computer-like device called an automatic external defibrillator. Defibrillators treat an irregular heartbeat that can cause sudden cardiac death. These devices usually provide directions for their use, and now can be found in many airports or public places. Defibrillators should be used only on people more than eight years old. Most CPR training now includes guidance in the use of the devices.Most - News: November 13, 2006 - Headline: Basics of First Aid: What to Do Until Medical Help Arrives. Author: How to deal with emergencies including a heart attack, choking, accidental poisoning and severe bleeding. Transcript of radio broadcast:. Excerpt: CPR is not difficult to learn. Many organizations teach it. And most CPR training now includes how to use an automated external defibrillator, or A.E.D. These devices, which are increasingly found in public places, have a recorded voice to guide the user. Defibrillators use electric shocks to try to correct an irregular heartbeat that can lead to sudden death.United States - News: November 25, 2002 - Headline: HEALTH REPORT ndash; November 27, 2002: HeartStart Home Defibrillator. Excerpt: Other kinds of defibrillators now are being used in public places in the United States. These include offices, eating places, airports and stores. These places usually train someone to use the device. The public version of the defibrillator requires more skill than the home version. ... The American Heart Association says it cannot yet advise the use of home defibrillators. A spokesman said research is needed to show if the devices save lives.Legal UsageGovernment of the United States. The Automatic Defibrillation in Adam's Memory Act (Public Law 108-41, 117 Stat. 839) amends the Public Health Service Act to authorize the use of certain grant funds to establish a national information clearinghouse that provides information to increase public access to defibrillators in schools. Published in United States Statutes at Large on July 01, 2003.Governmental UsageHistorical Economy in Argentina. A list of U.S. medical equipment and supplies with the best sales prospects includes: MRI equipment and other electro-diagnostic equipment;some X-ray based equipment; specialized probes, catheters and cannulae; highly-tooled prostheses; artificial kidneys; pacemakers and cardiac defibrillators; audiophones; transfusion/infusion equipment; metal office and surgical furniture; and hi-tech dental and ophthalmic equipment.Patent UsageA Device and Method to Discriminate between Supra Ventricular Tachycardias and Ventricular Arrhythmias: Patented by Fawzi S. Saba on November 20, 2003. Abstract: This invention provides a method to discriminate between ventricular arrhythmia and supraventricular tachycardia by detecting an earliest arriving electrical signal following antitachycardia pacing. Also disclosed is an implantable cardiac defibrillator that is capable of simultaneous atrioventricular anti-tachycardia pacing bursts and detecting an earliest arriving electrical signal. The discrimination capability reduces the incidence of inappropriate shocks from dual-chamber implantable cardiac defibrillators to near zero and pro

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