Researchers are happy to see that the results of their research are working in favor of them. The news is talking about the implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which were implanted by the experts in some of their patients to check if they serve any benefit to the human body from cardiac arrests or no.
The findings have brought with them happiness and success of the experts as they have noticed one-third reduction in the risks of death that are caused by ventricular fibrillation. The findings are coming from the Northern Netherlands.
Researchers actually fitted their patients with the implantable cardioverter defibrillators, which are small battery-powered electrical impulse generators. The devices were implanted especially in patients, whom the doctors saw were at higher risks of suffering from sudden cardiac death.
They noticed that the implantable defibrillators efficiently detected the fatal abnormal heart rhythms and immediately started serving to stop them by producing several electric shocks.
After studying the data collected from the Amsterdam Resuscitation Studies registry of cardiac resuscitations by emergency medical services in the greater Amsterdam area that were done from 1995 to 1997, Dr. Rudolph W. Koster, an associate professor of cardiology at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam who was the study's senior author, said in a statement that "At least 1-in-20 implantable cardioverter defibrillators carriers can expect a life-saving shock from their device each year".
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