Ask the Doctors: Pacemaker vs. Defibrillator; What’s Involved in a Stress Test

My mother has a pacemaker, and my father has a defibrillator. What’s the difference between these devices? The most basic way to look at pacemakers versus defibrillators is that pacemakers do not have the ability to defibrillate, which means to shock the heart into a normal rhythm. However, the vast majority of defibrillators can also […]
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