Understanding Icds or Implantable Cardiac Defibrillator's
How many times have you seen them being used on TV medical dramas. They seem to make for the ultimate in dramatic medical suspense. The camera zooms in on the patient who is hanging onto life by a mere thread, while a doctor yells â¬Åclear then â¬Åjolts them with a cardiac defibrillator. In short order the background music gives a clue as to the outcome. Sad music if the patient is unresponsive, while bright upbeat music means that the patient will soon be opening their eyes.
Cardiac Defibrillators Use Electricity
Its plain to see that it is electricity that is the driving force in a cardiac defibrillator but just how it works is somewhat of a mystery to most people. The fact is that the heart muscle responds to electricity and its beat rhythm can be effected by a cardiac defibrillator. google_ad_channel = "7940249670, " + AB_cat_channel + AB_unit_channel; google_language = "en"; google_ad_region = 'test';