cardioverter

noun

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

Examples of cardioverter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bouwmeester had an implantable cardioverter defibrillator procedure to restore his heart's normal rhythm. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 3 Jan. 2023 Fainting was the most common event, and one athlete received a shock with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD. Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 6 Mar. 2023 Some were home just a few days, while one, a cardiologist, was placing an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator into a patient when his wife, who was in the maternity ward in the same building, went into labor. Charles Feng, STAT, 26 Jan. 2023 ICDs are implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which are a sister device used to boost hearts at risk. Dallas News, 9 Sep. 2022 A month later the team doctor announced Eriksen was being fitted for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator, a small device that is placed in the chest and helps deliver electric shocks to restore regular rhythm, according to the BBC. Bymary Kekatos, ABC News, 4 Jan. 2023 Eriksen was fitted with an implantable device to monitor his heart rhythm — an ICD, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator. BostonGlobe.com, 4 Jan. 2023 Eriksen was fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator device and returned to play last year. Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press, 3 Jan. 2023 The Baltimore doctors persisted and tested their implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, in dogs. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 6 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cardioverter was in 1983

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“Cardioverter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardioverter. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

cardioverter

noun
car·​dio·​ver·​ter ˈkärd-ē-ō-ˌvərt-ər How to pronounce cardioverter (audio)
: a device for the administration of an electric shock in cardioversion
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