Knowing what is an Automated External Defibulator (AED)
Taking care of a person's heart
A device that restores a person's natural heart rhythm is called a heart defibulator. This device can help save a person's life if he or she experiences a dangerous heart rhythm known as an irregular heartbeat or goes into cardiac arrest. The heart has a defibulator inside of it that works similarly to a pacemaker, but it stops functioning properly as we age.
An Automated External Defibulator, which is also referred to as an AED works the same way as internal defibulator. The only difference is that an AED is not implanted inside of a person. This device can only be used if a person is experiencing is in V-Fib or cardiac arrest. An AED can do serious damage to a heart that is already beating. In the past, the only places that had external defibulators were hospitals and ambulances. Today, the cost of defibulators have been reduced and as a result, many lives have been saved. If it had not been for the portability and affordability of heart defibulators, many people would have died.
When the natural heart defibulator works correctly, it sends out an electric current about 60-100 times a minute. When this current goes through the heart, the muscle contracts and the heart begins to beat. When this natural defibulator stops working properly, the heart begins to beat irregularly and cardiac arrest can result. When a person suffers from severe fibulation, he or she may need an internal pacemaker to keep a steady heartbeat.
Time is of the essence when a person goes into cardiac arrest. Minutes really do count and can mean the difference between life and death. That is why a defibulator is one of the most important pieces of equipment in a first-aid kit. Almost all police cars and ambulances have a defibulator inside of them. Because it can take minutes for an emergency responder to arrive to the scene, there are many public places that have public access defibulation centers.
This equipment can allow volunteers who have been trained to save the lives of people before emergency help arrives. The American Heart Association encourages every place that has a large group of people to have an external heart defibulator handy.
It is important to note that this information was not written by a doctor. It is not meant to be used as medical advice. For safety reasons, you should always consult with a doctor before taking any treatment or making any medical decisions.