The act of defibrillation is defined as the act of reviving a person who is suffering a cardiac arrest. This usually happens when a sudden heart attack occurs. If you have never seen defibrillation take place then visualize what is a very familiar film or television scene. Defibrillation is when a doctor or other qualified person holds two paddles which are attached to a piece of equipment called a defibrillator to a patient’s chest. The doctor says “Clear” and operates the machine, which delivers an electrical charge to the patient to start their heart beating again. Nova Biomedical sells many different types of defibrillator unit ranging from those used in hospitals and those that are used in the field.

Types of Defibrillator Units

Manual External Defibrillator

The manual external defibrillator is equipped with an electrocardiogram reader. These electrocardiogram readers are used to monitor the condition of a person’s heart before or after the actual defibrillation process occurs. These defibrillator units are usually found in hospitals and ambulances and are used in cases of emergency. They are portable in nature so carrying them isn’t a problem. Medical knowledge is needed to use them since they deliver an electrical charge. Nova Biomedical offers these units as well as parts and repairs.

Manual Internal Defibrillator

Manual internal defibrillators are similar to manual external defibrillators but, as the name indicates, they are used internally. Their paddles emit the shock directly to the heart and not to the outside part of the chest. These defibrillator units are generally used in operating rooms inside hospitals and not in the field. That’s because these are only required for severe cases.

Automated External Defibrillator

Automated external defibrillators are for the use of non-professionals. People without medical experience can use these. These defibrillators are seen in public or private establishments. They come with instructions and are for use in case of emergency. There are two types of AEDs: semi automated and fully automated. Fully automated AEDs automatically diagnose the heart complication and emit the shock, while semi automated AEDs are the opposite.

Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator

These ICDs are implanted directly into the heart. They function similar to a pacemaker and emit static automatically. These ICDs become part of the human heart and perform their functions during emergency situations.

Wearable Cardiac Defibrillator

The wearable cardiac defibrillator is basically like an add-on to the ICDs as they are used to monitor the ICD and the heart it is placed in.

We offer many different types of defibrillator, all top of the range models.Call us now on 1300 723 900 to learn more about our range of defibrillators.