A 34-year-old member asked:
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how does an internal defibrillator function?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
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
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
30 years experience Cardiology
Monitor: It monitor abnormally rapid atrial and ventricular rate with certain parameter and it will deliver a shock if it detects rapid ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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