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TV Myth: Shocking A Flatline Heart Rhythm Will Revive Patient

 

Defibs Dont Shock Flatlines

TV medical shows paint a dramatic scene of a life-saving moment when doctors bring a patient back from the brink using a defibrillator to shock the heart.

Everyone knows the scene when you hear the monitor “Beep… Beep… Beep… Beeeeeeeeeeeee..…..…Clear!!!…… Beep… Beep… Beep… Beep…

These shows have taught us that when a person’s heart stops completely, doctors rush to grab the paddles and shock the person, immediately restarting their heart again.

In reality – this is WRONG and does not happen!! Continue reading TV Myth: Shocking A Flatline Heart Rhythm Will Revive Patient