A 34-year-old member asked:
how does an internal defibrillator function?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer answered
54 years experience Cardiology
Shocks heart: It monitors the heart rhythm looking for certain dangerous types of rapid heart rhythm. If it detects such a rhythm, it delivers a shock to the heart which hopefully restores a regular rhythm. It also has the capacity to pace the heart if the beating is too slow.
Answered on Mar 27, 2013
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