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How does ventricular defibrillation work?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Rebooting computer

Defibrillation resets the timing of the electrical properties of all the cells in the heart that conduct electricity and propagate the heart rhythm. Think of defibrillation as similar to "re-booting your computer".
All the cells start off freshly at at the exact same moment.

In brief: Rebooting computer

Defibrillation resets the timing of the electrical properties of all the cells in the heart that conduct electricity and propagate the heart rhythm. Think of defibrillation as similar to "re-booting your computer".
All the cells start off freshly at at the exact same moment.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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