What types of defibrillators are there?

Internal & external. Implantable (internal) defibrillators remain in the body, whereas external defibrillators are the boxes with paddles that you see on tv shows. They both shock the heart out of life-threatening cardiac arrest rhythm if need be. There are automated external units that lay people can use; you put paddles on person's chest and the machine determines the rhythm and speaks commands to give a shock.
Defibrillators. We have implantable defibrillators which are combination pacemakers and defibrillators. Within this group are subtypes. There are three types of external defibrillator. One is a vest worn on the outside that functions like the internal; this isn't for long term use. Then there is the AED automatic external defibrillator for lay people to use and the external defibrillators for medical staff.

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What type of defibrillator is a cardioverter-defibrillator?

Two types. External and internal. External automated external defibrillator (AED) is placed over the skin. Internal under the skin with wire in the heart, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators work by detecting and stopping abnormal heartbeats. An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator continuously monitors your heartbeat and delivers extra beats or electrical shocks to restore a normal heart rhythm. Read more...

What number of type of defibrillator actually in medical used now?

Defibrillators. We have implantable defibrillators which are combination pacemakers and defibrillators. Within this group are subtypes. There are three types of external defibrillator. One is a vest worn on the outside that functions like the internal; this isn't for long term use. Then there is the AED automatic external defibrillator for lay people to use and the external defibrillators for medical staff. Read more...