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If someone has had a heart attack or say respiratory arrest, why would a machine say do not defibrillate?

By Anonymous May 3, 2009 - 12:29pm
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Hi Anon

Thank you for your question. Defibrillators are used in an attempt to jolt the heart back into a normal rhythm again by implementing an electric shock.

I am not quite sure what you mean by a machine saying not to use a defibrillator. Are you - or someone you know - currently on some kind of monitor or machine that states not to use one?

Can you give us a little more information - we'd love to help you!

May 3, 2009 - 1:05pm
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