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Timeframe between heart failure and defibrillation?
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
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In brief: May not happen
Heart failure generally refers to dysfunction in the pumping action of the heart (various types exist).
Defibrillation is basically an electric shock designed to "reset/restart" the conduction system of the heart (during an arrhythmia). Heart failure increases risk of arrhythmia, but doesn't guarantee it will happen. Live healthy, follow tx & doctor's recc's , and hopefully it won't happen.

In brief: May not happen
Heart failure generally refers to dysfunction in the pumping action of the heart (various types exist).
Defibrillation is basically an electric shock designed to "reset/restart" the conduction system of the heart (during an arrhythmia). Heart failure increases risk of arrhythmia, but doesn't guarantee it will happen. Live healthy, follow tx & doctor's recc's , and hopefully it won't happen.
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