Fraud Blocker Skip to main content

Defibrillator

Defibrillator


Framed Photos
Photo Prints
Jigsaw Puzzles
Poster Prints
Canvas Prints
Fine Art Prints
Metal Prints
Cards
Home Decor


We accept all major credit cards

Science Photo Library

Science Photo Library Photo Prints and Wall Art

Defibrillator

MODEL RELEASED. Defibrillator. Surgeon holding a defibrillator used to treat a heart attack, or myocardial infarction. During a heart attack, the hearts ventricles (lower chambers) start to beat chaotically fast (ventricular fibrillation), leading to impaired pumping of blood around the body. This is swiftly fatal. An electric current is passed through the heart between the two plates seen here. The jolt of electricity settles the heart down into its normal rhythm. It is also used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and tachycardia (fast heartbeat)

Science Photo Library features Science and Medical images including photos and illustrations

Media ID 6424617

© KEVIN CURTIS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Arrhythmia Blue Cardiac Arrest Doctor Heart Attack Mask Myocardial Infarction Nurse Plates Scrubs Surgeon Treat Treating Treatment Electric Shock Health Care Paddles Saver


EDITORS COMMENTS
In this powerful photo print, we witness a crucial moment in emergency medical care. A skilled surgeon holds a defibrillator, an essential tool used to treat heart attacks and other life-threatening cardiac conditions. The urgency of the situation is palpable as the surgeon's gloved hands delicately grip the device. During a heart attack, when the heart's ventricles begin beating chaotically fast, known as ventricular fibrillation, blood circulation becomes severely impaired. This dangerous state can swiftly lead to fatal consequences. However, hope lies within this small handheld machine. The two plates visible in the image play a vital role in restoring normalcy to the patient's heartbeat. By passing an electric current through these plates and into the heart, it effectively resets its rhythm back to its natural pace. Not only does this procedure save lives during heart attacks but it also proves instrumental in treating irregular or excessively rapid heartbeats like arrhythmia and tachycardia. This photograph captures not just a lifesaving moment but also highlights the dedication and expertise of healthcare professionals who tirelessly work to safeguard our well-being. The blue-capped surgeon wearing protective gear exemplifies their commitment towards providing immediate care during critical situations. Science Photo Library presents us with yet another remarkable visual that reminds us of both the fragility and resilience of human life while showcasing cutting-edge medical technology at work for our benefit.

MADE IN AUSTRALIA
Safe Shipping with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

FREE PERSONALISATION*
We are proud to offer a range of customisation features including Personalised Captions, Color Filters and Picture Zoom Tools

SECURE PAYMENTS
We happily accept a wide range of payment options so you can pay for the things you need in the way that is most convenient for you

* Options may vary by product and licensing agreement. Zoomed Pictures can be adjusted in the Basket.



redeem
Beautiful Photo Prints and Gifts
image
Professionally Printed
thumb_up
Professional quality finish
diamond
Made with high-grade materials
inventory_2
Carefully packed to aid safe arrival
+

Shipping

+

Choices

+

Reviews

+

Guarantee