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There are two main types of defibrillators. One is an implantable defibrillator, and the other one is an automated external defibrillator, also known as an AED. Although they are both classified as defibrillators, they are different in many ways. However, the basic concept of them is the same.
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An AED, also known as an automated external defibrillator, is a device used to get a person's heartbeat back to normal. It's a portable device that's electronic and actually diagnoses the cardiac arrhythmias that can be life threatening. Once the device diagnoses that there is an issue, it sends an electric shock to stop the arrhythmia and basically restart the heart to get it back to its natural rhythm.
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