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What are the different parts of a defibrillator

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nassir Azimi
22 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Yes: Occassionally a precordial thump i.E a punch in the left chest can do the job. However, often a defibrillator is needed.
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A 62-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
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
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 42-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 50-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 49-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 50-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 50-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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