Thursday, February 17, 2011
Video: a 'shocking' treatment for cardiac patients (USA)
"Sudden cardiac death is the most common way heart patients die. The great majority of the deaths occur from fatal heart rhythms. There's a new preventive treatment, and men seem to out number women getting the treatment. The treatment implants under the skin a small gadget that can shock the heart back to a normal rhythm, a defibrillator. A defibrillator can be a painful jolt if you're awake, but that alone doesn't explain the sex difference in patients getting the device..."