What Is An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) - California Medical Equipment

What Is An Automated External Defibrillator (AED)

In our body, the heart is the main organ of our circulatory system, it is a framework of blood vessels that delivers blood to every part of our body. Blood carries other important nutrients and oxygen nutrients that all other organs need to stay healthy. Your heart is a muscle, and its job is to pump blood throughout your circulatory system.  If our heart stops beating as it is required properly and also blood stops flowing, your brain at once starts to lose its oxygen supply and you can die within a few minutes. That is the reason people who suffer cardiac arrest need emergency medical treatment. CPR can help to maintain the flow of oxygen to the brain, but we require An Automated External defibrillation AED with an electric shock to get the heart restarted and working normally.

What It Is?

You haven’t heard about it but you have seen it somewhere in movies or in a drama where a doctor is giving electric shocks to a patient to bring him back to life. He is just trying to restart to heart. The machine is used to give electric shocks is called a defibrillator, and it’s not only used in hospitals. An automated external defibrillator (AEDs) can be used anywhere. If you have severe heart disease, or you’re at risk of cardiac arrest you might want to consider keeping it with you all the time. These are light in weight, portable devices are available without a prescription.

How It Is Helpful?

You might have noticed that in recent times, defibrillators are more easily available in public places than the old times—and they are getting as famous as fire extinguishers. The reason is we can use a defibrillator even if we are not properly trained, for a patient they dramatically increase the chance of survival, because a cardiac arrest patient needs help immediately and help comes often late.