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Do defibrillators work in asystole?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: No

Defibrillators work to disrupt an irregular, rapid, pathological heart beat.
They don't "jump start" a heart that is not beating.

In brief: No

Defibrillators work to disrupt an irregular, rapid, pathological heart beat.
They don't "jump start" a heart that is not beating.
Dr. William Walsh
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
2 doctors agree

In brief: Defibrillator

Paramedics may attach monitor and defibrillator leads as a routine.
But defibrillation is not the treatment for asystole.

In brief: Defibrillator

Paramedics may attach monitor and defibrillator leads as a routine.
But defibrillation is not the treatment for asystole.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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