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Can A Defibrillator Be Removed From Inside The Body
Yes: A defibrillator is a pacemaker device that also is able to deliver an electric shock to the heart for life threatening rhythm disturbances. It is connected to the heart via leads that go into the heart vy the veins or can be implanted surgically on the outside of the heart. The device is placed under the skin and can be removed. Leads can also be removed but that is more difficult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ICD: Icds are implanted to monitor the electrical activity of very abnormal hearts to see if a life threatening rhythm occurs. If it detects one of these rhythms, it will charge its capacitor and fire a shock to defibrillate the heart back to stable rhythm. In appropriate patients these devices save lives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below: An implanted cardiac defibrillator is a pacemaker and a defibrillator. The defibrillator is needed for certain conditions that would lead to a dangerous arrythmias - heart rhythms - that could cause death. When such a rhythm is detected, within the program set by the cardiologist - the defibrillator will deliver shock(s) to the heart. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Still has no pulse/breathing, Do they continue cpr / use defibrillator inside the ambulance while the ambulance is on the way to the hospital?
CPR: CPR is continued by paramedics unless the patient is pronounced deceased by a physician. It is not stopped while the patient is being transported to the hospital. ...Read more
Internal & external: Implantable (internal) defibrillators remain in the body, whereas external defibrillators are the boxes with paddles that you see on tv shows. They both shock the heart out of life-threatening cardiac arrest rhythm if need be. There are automated external units that lay people can use; you put paddles on person's chest and the machine determines the rhythm and speaks commands to give a shock. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oh yes: Defibrillators are extraordinarily effective devices for the treatment of what would otherwise be fatal lower chamber heart rhythms. That said, they must be used in an extremely timely fashion or their benefits will not prevent irreversible damage from the lack of blood flow seen in these dangerous rhythms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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