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What are the different parts of a defibrillator?
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 3 main parts
Generally speaking: 1) the lead that sits in the heart to detect electrical signals from heart muscle, and to conduct electrical shocks from the device (if needed); 2) the small unit in the chest wall containing the computer which interprets the incoming electrical signals from the heart (via the lead) and gives pre-programmed therapies; 3) the battery that the computer runs on (also in this unit).

In brief: 3 main parts
Generally speaking: 1) the lead that sits in the heart to detect electrical signals from heart muscle, and to conduct electrical shocks from the device (if needed); 2) the small unit in the chest wall containing the computer which interprets the incoming electrical signals from the heart (via the lead) and gives pre-programmed therapies; 3) the battery that the computer runs on (also in this unit).
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 2 main parts
There is the "can" which is the computer/pulse generator which monitors, analyzes, and treats the heart rhythm. The can also has a battery.
The other part is the lead(s) which attach to the can and are implanted into the walls (endocardium) of the heart's inner surface.

In brief: 2 main parts
There is the "can" which is the computer/pulse generator which monitors, analyzes, and treats the heart rhythm. The can also has a battery.
The other part is the lead(s) which attach to the can and are implanted into the walls (endocardium) of the heart's inner surface.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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