The modern defibrillator has a built-in computer that can assess a hearts rhythm, determine whether or not defibrillation is required, and then administer the necessary level of electric shock.
Newer defibrillator models not only have the capability to transmit ECG via Wi-Fi or cellular connection to the healthcare facility but can also be used as full-fledged patient monitors.
The short answer is maybe.
Life saving devices as defibrillators need to be accessible in public places and health centers. But in India, where public expenditure on health is hardly 1 percent of GDP, this remains a far cry.
While vendors are responding to the changing lifestyle and environment with constant technology upgradation, it is the government which needs to step in and make this lifesaving device more easily available.
Multiple technological advances in the ICD have resulted in smaller size, easier implantation and improved detection, therapy, and stored diagnostic information.
The widespread, easy availability of AEDs shall be the turning point of this stagnant market.
Widespread access to automated external defibrillators, particularly in public locations where sudden cardiac arrest is likely, is the way forward.