car·​dio·​ver·​ter | \ ˈkär-dē-ō-ˌvər-tər How to pronounce cardioverter (audio) \

Definition of cardioverter

: a medical device for the administration of an electric shock in cardioversion The cardioverter, which is fully automatic, weighs but 90 g and is inserted like a permanent pacemaker.— John Maurice The silver-colored, pager-size device, called an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, can speed up a slow heart and slow a racing heartbeat.— Susan Page

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As for his health, Fletcher recently had a cardioverter-defibrillator implanted in his heart. Lauren Saria, azcentral, "2 years after a coma, this Phoenix chef is back and making the burgers of his dreams," 3 July 2019 His implantable cardioverter defibrillator, designed to detect and treat ventricular tachycardia, was checked. David Becker,, "Medical mystery: A shocking heart ailment," 14 July 2017 That a quirky, little exhibit of world-class paintings made its way into a tiny art gallery in Aurora, Colorado, has everything to do with the automatic implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Ray Mark Rinaldi, The Know, "What started with a defibrillator has somehow ended up as a must-see art display in Aurora," 16 Apr. 2017

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1983, in the meaning defined above

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car·​dio·​ver·​ter | \ ˈkärd-ē-ō-ˌvərt-ər How to pronounce cardioverter (audio) \

Medical Definition of cardioverter

: a device for the administration of an electric shock in cardioversion

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