Medtronics defibrillator can produce dramatic improvements quickly the patient's health, such as devices, defibrillators often film, television, video games are portrayed in the media and other fictional. Their function, portable defibrillator but often exaggerated, Medtronics defibrillator, inducing sudden, violent shaking or seizures by patients, in fact, although the contract may be safe, it is very rare to have such a dramatic presenting patients. Similarly, medical services often a "straight line" ECG rhythm (also known as asystole) is described defibrillating patients, this is not done in real life. Only ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia cardiac arrest rhythms are normally defibrillated. (Also, "When patients with ventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, and generates a pulse, such as cardiac arrest, shock may not have a few heart beats, this procedure is not as cardioversion, defibrillation is unknown.)
Up until the 1990s, Australia was portable defibrillator relatively rare for an ambulance to carry the Medtronics defibrillator. Kerry Packer in 1990, Australian media that the king had a heart attack and luck has changed after the urine, the answer to call an ambulance carrying a defibrillator. After recovering, Kerry Packer, New South Wales Ambulance Service of New South Wales in order that all ambulances equipped with Medtronics defibrillators in Australia, why are called colloquially need with a personal Medtronics defibrillator, donated a large amount of "Packer Whackers".