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What is an electrical shock delivered to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms called?

What is an electrical shock delivered to the heart to correct abnormal heart rhythms called?

Cardioversion-defib: An implantable aicd has cardioversion and defibrillation capabilities. However, usually, it delivers a defibrillatory shock when it detects a dangerous rhythm. Of course, the energy is much lower since less tissue needs to be penetrated (the electrical lead goes directly into the heart). ...Read more

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Rhythm (Definition)

Rhythm "any regular recurring motion, symmetry may be generally defined as a movement marked by the regulated succession of strong and weak elements, or of opposite or different conditions, this general meaning of regular recurrence or pattern in time may be applied to a wide variety of cyclical natural phenomena having a periodicity or frequency of anything microseconds ...Read more


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Why does?An electrical shock delivered to the heart?Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

Why does?An electrical shock delivered to the heart?Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

Rebooting the system: Our heart works through electrical pathways. If these pathways get out of sync or mixed up then sometimes cardioversion or defibrillation a.K.A. "reboot of the system" can get the electricity back in sync. ...Read more

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Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

Why is an electrical shock delivered to correct abnormal heart rhythm?

Highly effective: It "sets the clock back to zero" so to speak. It synchronizes all the electrically conducting cells in the heart to begin their cycle at the same instant. It interrupts and stops abnormal rhythms. It doesn't hurt and there are generally no side effects so in that regard, it's better than medicines. The downside is that one must be put to sleep, albeit briefly, for it. ...Read more

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I want to know what's the thing called that shocks your heart?

I want to know what's the thing called that shocks your heart?

See below: It has different names: defibrillator, AED (automatic external defibrillator), cardioverter-defibrillator, or icd (internal cardio-defibrillator). ...Read more

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My heart has electic shock feels like my hert is coming out of my chest. How tou call this? Is something with i initials i

You have arrhythmia: It sounds like you have a heart arrhythmia. Most likely you are having PVC's (or premature ventricular contraction). That is when your ventricle contracts before it is fully filled with blood. At the same time I cant rule out paroxysmal atrial fibrillation. That is when your atrium suddenly contracting non-stop. You need to see a cardiologist immediately or if happens again go to ER ...Read more

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My heart started beating weird for a minute. Is this what they call an irregular heartbeat?

My heart started beating weird for a minute. Is this what they call an irregular heartbeat?

It can be: The sense of an abnormal heart rhythm (also known as palpitations) is frequently secondary to an irregular heart beat, or arrhythmia. Sometimes individuals have this sensation when the heart rhythm is not irregular. If there is any concern, an ECG recording at the time of symptoms, using an event monitor, will usually provide an answer. ...Read more

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Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

Shock is a condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen & nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...Read more