Automatic external defibrillators
Automatic External Defibrillators (AED) are portable, high-end medical devices designed to automatically analyze a person's heart rate and deliver electrical energy to restore the heart's normal rhythm in the event of sudden cardiac arrest.
AEDs are designed to be easy to use, with clear instructions and voice commands in English so they can be used by anyone in an emergency. The main difference from monitor defibrillators is that automated external defibrillators (AEDs) can be used by non-qualified personnel, and the defibrillation process is automatically performed by the device. Specifically, the automated defibrillator performs a cardiogram through self-adhesive electrodes, diagnoses the patient, and if an arrhythmia is detected, prompts the user to administer electricity to the patient. The amount of energy is selected automatically by the AED.
Automatic external defibrillators are equipped with safety features such as sensors so that the electric shock is only administered in cases where it is deemed necessary. Automatic defibrillators are available in different shapes and sizes, but they all have the same basic components. The main components of an AED include the electrodes, which are placed in the person's chest to deliver the shock, and the control unit, which contains the battery and software that analyzes the person's heart rate.
The AED uses software that automatically recognizes ventricular fibrillation and asphyxiated ventricular tachycardia heart arrhythmias, and is able to treat them through defibrillation, which is a staggered discharge of up to 200 J of electrical energy into the patient's body. The user is guided throughout the process by simple voice (and visual in some models) instructions in Greek, from the placement of the electrodes to the completion of defibrillation. By choosing a defibrillator that offers Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) instructions, we increase the chances of successful case management.
In our online shop medi-shop.gr, you will find automatic external defibrillators from Zoll, HeartSine, AMI Italia, etc. Almost all models come with a 5+ year factory warranty, comply with the latest CPR guidelines, and with a free upgrade option. In addition, they are extremely resistant to falling and extreme ambient temperatures. Automatic defibrillators are suitable for immediate intervention in emergency situations even by non-medical personnel.