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03/10/1916 Inventor Frank Pantridge is born

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HeartSine Technologies - Inventor, Innovator, Lifesaver - History

Irish cardiologist Frank Pantridge developed portable defibrillator. Pantridge realized that most coronary deaths are result of disturbance of the heart rhythm, called ventricular defibrillation. It can be corrected by electric shock, but it has to be applied ASAP. So he suggested equipping ambulances with new special devices.
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