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Is it possible for a patient on an external pacemaker to still die from cardiac arrest?

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In brief: Yes

Ventricular tachycardia, or fibrillation, or full arrest can still happen.
The external or internal pacemaker will continue to fire but is ineffective.

In brief: Yes

Ventricular tachycardia, or fibrillation, or full arrest can still happen.
The external or internal pacemaker will continue to fire but is ineffective.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
Interventional Cardiology
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In brief: Yes

Sometimes, the pacemaker is not sufficient to prevent other types of arrhythmia.
For example, if one gets venytricular fibrillation, external pacemaker would not help.

In brief: Yes

Sometimes, the pacemaker is not sufficient to prevent other types of arrhythmia.
For example, if one gets venytricular fibrillation, external pacemaker would not help.
Dr. Nassir Azimi
Dr. Nassir Azimi
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