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Is an aed useful in effectively treatment for sudden cardiac arrest to synchronize cardioversion?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is the most useful if used promptly.

In brief: Yes

It is the most useful if used promptly.
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Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
Anesthesiology

In brief: No

AED effectively treats cardiac arrest if due to ventricular fibrillation by giving an unsynchronized shock once the AED machine recognizes the rhythm as v-fib.
A more sophisticated machine is needed for a synchronized shock to convert from rhythms such as atrial fib or flutter to normal sinus.

In brief: No

AED effectively treats cardiac arrest if due to ventricular fibrillation by giving an unsynchronized shock once the AED machine recognizes the rhythm as v-fib.
A more sophisticated machine is needed for a synchronized shock to convert from rhythms such as atrial fib or flutter to normal sinus.
Dr. Mitchell Zeitler
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