Pacemaker and defibrillators

Frequent questions and problems in patients with pacemaker and/or defibrillator

Patient consulting after receiving a shock

More than 3 shocks is called rhythmic storm.

If appropriate shocks, putting the patient in the ICU, sedation and discuss the attitude with the cardiologist.

If inappropriate shocks apply a magnet to the device and monitor the patient. Call the cardiologist to examine the device.