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Why does?An electrical shock delivered to the heart?Correct abnormal heart rhythms?

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Dr. Jeff Kindred
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In brief: Rebooting the system

Our heart works through electrical pathways.
If these pathways get out of sync or mixed up then sometimes cardioversion or defibrillation a.K.A. "reboot of the system" can get the electricity back in sync.

In brief: Rebooting the system

Our heart works through electrical pathways.
If these pathways get out of sync or mixed up then sometimes cardioversion or defibrillation a.K.A. "reboot of the system" can get the electricity back in sync.
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