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Defibrillators and Pre-existing Medical Conditions

Defibrillators can be used on any patient suffering Sudden Cardiac Arrest, regardless of their past medical history, cardiac or otherwise.

When Sudden Cardiac Arrest occurs, CPR and defibrillation should be rendered as soon as possible, regardless of any known or suspected cardiac or other medical history.  CPR and defibrillation can be stopped if more information comes to hand and indicates that CPR and / or defibrillation is not warranted to be continued. Generally, you should, unless physically impossible, continue CPR and / or defibrillation until qualified help arrives. Qualified help would include a paramedic, doctor or nurse.

Some common medical conditions or contributors to medical conditions may include:

The above list is just a small list of many potential medical conditions, or contributors to medical conditions. If you have any of these conditions, you should consult with, and follow, your doctors recommendations. The information referenced here is only for information purposes and general information.

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