A 30-year-old member asked:
how do pacemakers and defibrillators work?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Charles Jost answered
35 years experience Cardiology
Heart Rhythm: Pacemakers control the rate of the heart's beat. Defibrillators deliver shock(s) to try to return the heart to a normal rhythm.
Answered on Jan 1, 2015
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka answered
38 years experience Cardiology
Electricity!: Pacemakers and defibrillators have a generator and leads or wires. Pacers help patients predominantly with bradycardia or slow heart beats and defibrillators shock the heart when a life threatening rhythm disorder is detected. Very intelligent and amazing machines!
Answered on Jul 31, 2018
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