Medisol is specialist in defibrillators. But what is a defibrillator and how exactly does such a device work? A defibrillator is a portable device that can deliver a shock in case of cardiac arrest. It is often thought that the heart stops completely during cardiac arrest and that the defibrillator administers a shock to make the heart beat again. However, this is incorrect. During cardiac arrest the heart is in a chaotic state, with rapid stimuli causing the ventricles to stop contracting. This stops blood from being pumped around and stops the supply of nutrients and oxygen to the rest of the body. In these situations, a defibrillator is used to reset the heart so that it returns to the correct rhythm and the ventricles start pumping normally again.
In the event of a (possible) cardiac arrest, it is therefore of utmost importance that a defibrillator is brought to the scene as soon as possible. At Medisol, we hope to contribute to the availability of defibrillators across Europe!
Semi automatic and fully automatic defibrillators
Semi-automatic and fully automatic defibrillators have the same purpose and basic functions; they both monitor the heart rhythm and deliver a shock if they detect an abnormal rhythm. The difference is in the operation of the device and how the shock is delivered. With a fully automatic defibrillator, the device administers the shock automatically when needed, without the rescuer having to perform additional actions. A semi-automatic defibrillator requires the rescuer to manually deliver a shock by pressing a button.
You can find our complete assortment of semi-automatic and fully automatic defibrillators here.