6 doctors weighed in:

How are defibrillators used in the body?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Thank
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Terminate arrhythmia

Implantable defibrillators are used in patients who have already experienced or are at risk of experiencing a malignant rhythm problem in the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).
The devices detect the arrhythmias then deliver a series of rapid pacing pulses or one or more shocks to reset the rhythm to normal.

In brief: Terminate arrhythmia

Implantable defibrillators are used in patients who have already experienced or are at risk of experiencing a malignant rhythm problem in the lower chambers of the heart (ventricles).
The devices detect the arrhythmias then deliver a series of rapid pacing pulses or one or more shocks to reset the rhythm to normal.
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Dr. Andrew Kaplan
Thank
Read more answers from doctors