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Defibrillator After Heart Attack? What Does That Mean?

Question by blue_rose_69: defibrillator after heart attack? what does that mean?
My dad had a heart attack.. had his main aorta replaced, 2 bypasses… and recovered quite well. This was Janurary 2006. Now, he’s being told he needs a defribillator implanted.. and that his heart isn’t “improving”. What does this mean exactly?

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Answer by khansen
I think that is a machine

Answer by bunstihl
I’ve never heard of one being installed before. I believe it is the machine that “zaps” the heart to get it started again after a heart attack.

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