Scientists Develop AED

Scientists Develop AEDScientists Develop AED

For the first time, Iranian scientists have developed an automated external defibrillator (AED).

AEDs are portable electronic devices that automatically diagnose the life-threatening cardiac arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and ventricular tachycardia (rapid heartbeat) in a patient, both of which could lead to cardiac arrest, and deliver a therapeutic dose of electric current to the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm.

“When the heart goes into a ventricular fibrillation, there is 3 to 5 minutes’ time to revive it, therefore it is highly critical to revive the patient’s heart as quick as possible and here’s where the AEDs help,” said project manager Erfan Naghsh, Mehr News Agency reported.

The Iranian model, now past laboratory trials, is on par with international standards.