What Is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?
....sudden cardiac arrest ... ISN'T ... so sudden...
Life doesn't have subtitles !!!
Defibrillator does not fit every time... The doctor isn't a dictionary, and science isn't as perfect as we think.
IT'S GOOD TO KNOW BEFORE YOU HAVE A TIRED HEART.
...chance at life...
Most people who have SCA die from it—often within minutes. Rapid treatment of SCA with a defibrillator can be lifesaving. A defibrillator is a device that sends an electric shock to the heart to try to restore its normal rhythm.
An ICD (Implantable Cardioventer Deibrillator)
isn't the same as a pacemaker. The devices are similar, but they have some differences. Pacemakers give off low-energy electrical pulses. They're often used to treat less dangerous heart rhythms, such as those that occur in the upper chambers of the heart. Most new ICDs work as both pacemakers and ICDs.