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Does it matter if a defibrillator fires when a person has a pulse, albeit a very weak one?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

Because a defibrillator fires when the cardiac rythm is bad enough to cause a weak pulse.
It is there to keep someone alive.

In brief: No

Because a defibrillator fires when the cardiac rythm is bad enough to cause a weak pulse.
It is there to keep someone alive.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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