Life-Point Pro Biphasic Defibrillator
Defibrillator is a device used to perform defibrillation for the purpose of turning abnormal ECG rhythm into normal rhythm. When heart enters into ventricular fibrillation, the process of returning it to its normal sinus rhythm by giving proper amount of external electric current is called defibrillation, and device used in giving such electric current is called defibrillator. Should electrical energy is given in the form of shocks, it creates stimulation namely, myocardium is depolarized and systole occurs. To give shock to heart by means of defibrillator, heart should be in ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia rhythm without pulse.
What is Biphasic Waveform?
Biphasic defibrillator gives bilateral current as to be positive and negative after its electrical energy is discharged. Namely, it conducts electrical current bilaterally. On the first phase, current flows from one electron to the other as it is in monophasic defibrillator. On the second phase, current starts to flow on reverse direction. According to the studies done, it is observed that biphasic waves produce more successful defibrillation with lower energy than monophasic waves and so they are less harmful. In addition, since same results can be obtained with low energy use, some adverse effects such as burns are also reduced.