Date: Wed Feb 7 16:11:23 2007

Author: cablem

Subject: Defibrillators

Post:
Does anyone know the science behind defibs? Do they work by the
conduction of electricity between the paddles or do they work by
induction where the mag field penetrates the skin? I've heard that skin
is a pretty good insulator...so the first might be possible if the V and
I are high enough to overcome the resistance. But, the second might
work, too. Or a combination...

So, how do they work?

Chele

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