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Descriptor English: Defibrillators
Descriptor Spanish: Desfibriladores
Descriptor desfibriladores
Scope note: Estimuladores eléctricos cardíacos que aplican breves electrochoques de alto voltaje al CORAZÓN. Se utilizan para restaurar el ritmo normal y la función contráctil del corazón de pacientes que presentan FIBRILACIÓN VENTRICULAR o TAQUICARDIA VENTRICULAR sin PULSO palpable. También pueden utilizarse algunos desfibriladores para corregir determinadas arritmias (la llamada desfibrilación sincronizada o CARDIOVERSIÓN), mediante la aplicación de descargas de intensidad relativamente baja sincronizadas con el trazado electrocardiográfico del paciente. (UMDNS, 2003)
Descriptor Portuguese: Desfibriladores
Descriptor French: Défibrillateurs
Entry term(s): Automated External Defibrillator
Automated External Defibrillators
Defibrillator
Defibrillator, Automated External
Defibrillator, External
Defibrillators, Automated External
Defibrillators, External
Electric Shock Cardiac Stimulators
External Defibrillator
External Defibrillator, Automated
External Defibrillators
External Defibrillators, Automated
Stimulators, Electrical, Cardiac, Shock
Tree number(s): E07.305.250.159
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D047548
Scope note: Cardiac electrical stimulators that apply brief high-voltage electroshocks to the HEART. These stimulators are used to restore normal rhythm and contractile function in hearts of patients who are experiencing VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION or ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) that is not accompanied by a palpable PULSE. Some defibrillators may also be used to correct certain noncritical dysrhythmias (called synchronized defibrillation or CARDIOVERSION), using relatively low-level discharges synchronized to the patient's ECG waveform. (UMDNS, 2003)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
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ES ethics
HI history
MI microbiology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
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SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Electric Countershock (1967-2004)
Public MeSH Note: 2005
History Note: 2005
Related: Electric Countershock MeSH
DeCS ID: 38829
Unique ID: D047548
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Date Established: 2005/01/01
Date of Entry: 2004/07/07
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Defibrillators - Preferred
Concept UI M0457899
Scope note Cardiac electrical stimulators that apply brief high-voltage electroshocks to the HEART. These stimulators are used to restore normal rhythm and contractile function in hearts of patients who are experiencing VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION or ventricular tachycardia (TACHYCARDIA, VENTRICULAR) that is not accompanied by a palpable PULSE. Some defibrillators may also be used to correct certain noncritical dysrhythmias (called synchronized defibrillation or CARDIOVERSION), using relatively low-level discharges synchronized to the patient's ECG waveform. (UMDNS, 2003)
Preferred term Defibrillators
Entry term(s) Defibrillator
Electric Shock Cardiac Stimulators
Stimulators, Electrical, Cardiac, Shock
Automated External Defibrillators - Narrower
Concept UI M0457901
Preferred term Automated External Defibrillators
Entry term(s) Automated External Defibrillator
Defibrillator, Automated External
Defibrillators, Automated External
External Defibrillator, Automated
External Defibrillators, Automated
Defibrillators, External - Narrower
Concept UI M0457902
Preferred term Defibrillators, External
Entry term(s) Defibrillator, External
External Defibrillator
External Defibrillators



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