If I am having a heart attack should I get an electric shock to reactivate my heart? employee?

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  • Sparky
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    I think you only use a defibrilator if the heart has completely stopped

    • 2 months agoReport

      V-fib & V-tach are the two shock-able rhythms.  Asystole (also known as "flat line") is not a shock-able rythm.

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  • 2 months ago

    thats up to the emts if they think you need one

    • 2 months agoReport

      You rock!

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  • 2 months ago

    Electric shock via a defibrillator only assists if your heart is fibrillating.

    This is not always what occurrs in a "heart attack".

    If there is no heart beat then chest compressions are recommende.

    If an automatic defibillator is attached it should only be activated as instructed.

    • 2 months agoReport

      Congrats on the only legit answer so far.

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  • marty
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No. That's for if your heart has stopped beating. The best thing is to call 911 and take an aspirin. Nitro can help but I don't like taking it because of the headache it gives me. 

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      V-fib & V-tach are the two shock-able rhythms.  Asystole (also known as "flat line") is not a shock-able rythm.

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  • 2 months ago

    No, chest compressions are enough.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    IF you have to ask, it's too late .................

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