Definition of Defibrillator storm

Reviewed on 6/3/2021

Defibrillator storm: A condition that arises when a defibrillator implanted in the chest to correct an arrhythmia (an abnormal heart rhythm) fires off frequently --sometimes several times a day or even more often -- each time with a jolt like a boxer's punch to the chest, because of far advanced heart disease. Defibrillator storm is an uncommon but grave complication with an implantable defibrillator (a device that can profitably prolong a patient's life but can also make a patient's life painful.)

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In the U.S., 1 in every 4 deaths is caused by heart disease. See Answer

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