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I want to ask, yesterday I asked the nearest doctor about the defibrillator and I said that there is a defibrillator that can be brought home, but the doctor denies that the defibrillator is only in the hospital, if there is a defibrillator that can be brought to the house?

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A defibrillator is a device used to provide electricity to the heart that experiences certain types of arrhythmia (heart rhythm disorders). There are various types of defibrillators:

The defibrillator that you can find in a hospital is called a manual external defibrillator, which is a defibrillator that can only be used by trained health professionals.
Automated external defibrillator (AED), which is an automatic defibrillator that you can find in public places (for example at airports, hotels, sports venues, etc.). This defibrillator is equipped with voice instructions so it can be used by laymen.
Manual internal defibrillator, which is a defibrillator used for defibrillation during cardiac surgery.
Implantable cardioverter defibrillator or automatic internal cardiac defibrillator (AICD), which is a defibrillator implanted in the chest that can monitor heart rhythm and conduct electricity / shock if there is a dangerous heart rhythm.

In certain conditions where a person can experience heart rhythm disturbances or sudden cardiac arrest (for example in patients with certain heart rhythm disorders, certain cardiomyopathies), an AICD can be performed to restore the heart rhythm and beat to prevent sudden death. This tool is installed with surgery and will certainly be taken wherever the person goes and cannot be released.


AED is also a portable and portable defibrillator. But the manual defibrillator that is in the hospital certainly you should not bring it home.

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