cardioverter

noun
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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Recent Examples on the Web And his invention of the direct-current defibrillator, also known as the cardioverter, in 1962 has saved countless lives. Mark Feeney, BostonGlobe.com, "Bernard Lown, doctor at the vanguard of cardiac care, antiwar activist who shared Nobel Peace Prize, dies at 99," 16 Feb. 2021 The Lown device, called a cardioverter, used direct current and precise timing to avoid the danger points. New York Times, "Bernard Lown, Inventive Heart Doctor and Antiwar Activist, Dies at 99," 16 Feb. 2021 Skylar has a heart condition called polymorphic arrhythmia and has an implantable cardioverter defibrillator that ended her scientific scuba-diving career. Skylar Bayer, Scientific American, "Why Our Disabilities Make Us Better Scientists despite the Odds against Us," 12 Sep. 2019 In 2007 he was given an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). The Economist, "Hugo Campos has waged a decade-long battle for access to his heart implant," 12 Sep. 2019 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 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, Philly.com, "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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“Cardioverter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cardioverter. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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cardioverter

noun
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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