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

Examples of cardioverter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Baltimore doctors persisted and tested their implantable cardioverter defibrillator, or ICD, in dogs. James R. Hagerty, WSJ, 6 May 2022 An implantable cardioverter defibrillator is another option, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine. Marina Pitofsky, USA TODAY, 12 Apr. 2022 She was given an implantable cardioverter defibrillator after experiencing cardiac arrest and in 2021, she was placed on ECMO. Stephanie Wenger,, 11 Mar. 2022 Now Eriksen has resumed his professional playing career after being fitted with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator. Rob Harris, ajc, 26 Feb. 2022 Eriksen’s contract with Inter Milan was terminated by mutual agreement in December since Italian regulations prevented him playing with the implantable cardioverter-defibrillator that was fitted. Rob Harris, ajc, 31 Jan. 2022 Doctors implanted a subcutaneous cardioverter defibrillator, an electronic device to constantly monitor her heart rhythm. Dana Hunsinger Benbow, The Indianapolis Star, 20 Oct. 2021 An implantable cardioverter defibrillator also can deliver major electric shocks for sudden cardiac arrest. Joe Carlson, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021 The decision was then made to fit the 29-year-old with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Ben Church, CNN, 18 June 2021 See More

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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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