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How do pacemakers and defibrillators work?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Heart Rhythm

Pacemakers control the rate of the heart's beat.
Defibrillators deliver shock(s) to try to return the heart to a normal rhythm.

In brief: Heart Rhythm

Pacemakers control the rate of the heart's beat.
Defibrillators deliver shock(s) to try to return the heart to a normal rhythm.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Electricity!

Pacemakers and defibrillators have a generator and leads or wires.
Pacers help patients predominantly with bradycardia or slow heart beats and defibrillators shock the heart when a life threatening rhythm disorder is detected. Very intelligent and amazing machines!

In brief: Electricity!

Pacemakers and defibrillators have a generator and leads or wires.
Pacers help patients predominantly with bradycardia or slow heart beats and defibrillators shock the heart when a life threatening rhythm disorder is detected. Very intelligent and amazing machines!
Dr. Gopinath Upamaka
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