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What does a defibrillator do for a person?
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: It treats V Tach/Fib
It trys to convert v tach or v fib with pacing and electric shock in patients who are prone to these fatal rhythms.

In brief: It treats V Tach/Fib
It trys to convert v tach or v fib with pacing and electric shock in patients who are prone to these fatal rhythms.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Defibrillators
The device has an antenna that monitors the electrical activity of the heart.
If the recorded parameters fit those of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, the device will charge its capacitor and deliver programmed shocks to try and return the rhythm to normal. It is a computer and programmed to do its functions. They are very effective but not perfect.

In brief: Defibrillators
The device has an antenna that monitors the electrical activity of the heart.
If the recorded parameters fit those of ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation, the device will charge its capacitor and deliver programmed shocks to try and return the rhythm to normal. It is a computer and programmed to do its functions. They are very effective but not perfect.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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