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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Safford
34 years experience Critical Care
ICD: An implanted cardioverter defibrillator is a life saving in the appropriate patient. Patients with certain rhythm disturbances as well as other cardi ... Read More
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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience Cardiology
Why?: Unless I am missing something else, a high normal heart rate is not an indication for defibrillator implantation. This, as any other procedure, is ass ... Read More
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart rate: We don't implant defibrillators without a valid indication. A high pulse rate may be no more than anxiety, especially with no other evidence for disea ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Not on the internet: These are very good, valid and serious questions. But, they cannot be validly answered by a stranger on the internet who has no access to your health ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
33 years experience Cardiology
Terminate arrhythmia: Implantable defibrillators are used in patients who have already experienced or are at risk of experiencing a malignant rhythm problem in the lower ch ... Read More
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
ICD: Icds are implanted to monitor the electrical activity of very abnormal hearts to see if a life threatening rhythm occurs. If it detects one of these r ... Read More
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Device for the heart: A defibrillator uses electrical current to reset the rhythm of the heart when it is irregular and too rapid. They are used in cardiac arrest when the ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
ICD - new guidelines: This is somewhat complex and will not all fit in 400 characters so I am creating initials. 1. Ischemic cardiomyopathy, i.C., with ejection fraction, e ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Yes , i bought one for my home from costco and they never asked if i was a doctor. This was a philips aed.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
An ICD?: If you are referring to an implanted cardioverter defibrillator it works as follows: it detects fast heart beats above a threshold set by the cardiolo ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience Cardiology
Variety of ways: There are two kinds of defibrillators, internal and external. Internal defibrillators are implanted under the skin similar to a permanent pacemaker. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Rubin
46 years experience Cardiology
Defibirllator: The defibibrillator is a mini computer with a sensing circuit and a shock circuit. If the device senses a life threatening arrhythmia for a certain ti ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Defibrillator: Nurses are trained to use a defibrillator in advanced CPR training. Some nurses may be less comfortable than others with using them if they don't gene ... Read More

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