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defibrillation
termination of ventricular fibrillation by delivery of an electrical stimulus to the heart
defibrillator
device that delivers electrical stimulus in defibrillation
cardioversion
termination of tachycardia either by pharmaceutical means of by deliver of electrical energy
implantable cardioverter defibrillator
(ICD)
implanted, battery-operated device with rate-sensing leads that monitors cardiac impulses and initiates an electrical stimulus as needed to stop ventricular fibrillation or tachycardia
pacemaker
device used to treat slow heart rates by electrically stimulating the heart to contract
thrombolytic therapy
dissolution of thrombi using drugs
[e.g. streptokinase, tissue plasminogen activator (TPA)]