Frank Pantridge

World’s First Portable Defibrillator

Posted by cocreator on June 26, 2009
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Prof Pantridges Portable Defibrillator

Prof Pantridges' Portable Defibrillator

THE original portable defibrillator, invented in 1965 by the late Professor Frank Pantridge from Hillsborouogh.

It was first installed in a Belfast ambulance, weighing 70 kg and operating from car batteries.

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