Decoding Defibrillators

Unfortunately, heart attacks are pretty common in our society today. Even if you have not had one yourself, you may know someone in your life - a friend or family member - who has suffered through a cardiac event. One of the best tools medical professionals have to fight heart attacks is the defibrillator. Although you may be familiar with heart attacks, chances are you are less so with these pieces of equipment and what they do. Let this collection of videos from How Stuff Works fill you in on everything you didn’t know about defibrillators.

Source: http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2009/04/16/how-a-heart-defibrillator-works/

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