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What are the different parts of a defibrillator

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
3 main parts: Generally speaking: 1) the lead that sits in the heart to detect electrical signals from heart muscle, and to conduct electrical shocks from the devic... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
2 main parts: There is the "can" which is the computer/pulse generator which monitors, analyzes, and treats the heart rhythm. The can also has a battery. The other ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
See below: Strictly speaking, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator has a generator (box) and a shocking lead (wire that goes through the vein to the right v... Read More
Dr. Rick Koch
Cardiology 22 years experience
Defibrillator: Leads and generator.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology 23 years experience
Yes: Occassionally a precordial thump i.E a punch in the left chest can do the job. However, often a defibrillator is needed.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 23 years experience
CPR: CPR is less effective, but better than nothing. Recent studies show the use of bystander CPR alone without giving breaths is as effective or perhaps ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Cardiology 34 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
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
Cardiology 36 years experience
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
Cardiology 46 years experience
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
Cardiology 36 years experience
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. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
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
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
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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