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How is a defibrillator made to work?

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Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Defibrillator

Defibrillaor's function is to sense a life sensing rhythm and quickly deliver a life-saving shock.
It contains a sensor (consisting of electronic filters/amplifiers). It also contains a 3v battery that is quickly charged upto 750 volts with help of a transformer in matter of 5-15 seconds. A high voltage capacitor stores the charge that is then delivered to the heart to shock the heart.

In brief: Defibrillator

Defibrillaor's function is to sense a life sensing rhythm and quickly deliver a life-saving shock.
It contains a sensor (consisting of electronic filters/amplifiers). It also contains a 3v battery that is quickly charged upto 750 volts with help of a transformer in matter of 5-15 seconds. A high voltage capacitor stores the charge that is then delivered to the heart to shock the heart.
Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
Dr. Rajat Jhanjee
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Like a pacemaker

It consists of a computer and pacing wire.
It monitors heartbeat continuously and, if it detects a dangerous rhythm, it attempts to overdrive the rhythm by pacing. If it can't, it delivers a shock to resynchronize the heart's electrical activity.

In brief: Like a pacemaker

It consists of a computer and pacing wire.
It monitors heartbeat continuously and, if it detects a dangerous rhythm, it attempts to overdrive the rhythm by pacing. If it can't, it delivers a shock to resynchronize the heart's electrical activity.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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