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Implantable heart defibrillator

My mom got diagnosed with tachycardia today and i wanted to know in a serious case what is the survival rate of a person who has one and wht other steps should be take. Im going to the hospital soon and any info i could have of what drugs she needs and what are her best treatment options. Thank you
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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To vague you need to go to the hospital see her, ask questions and treatment plans including medications then if you don't understand something come back on here and ask someone to explain it to you. Any one with the knowledge to diagnosis someone will not answer this because of liability reasons. The rest will just give you some answer not backed up by years of education, internship, residency and Professional practice. There are some of us that enjoy explaining complex treatments to people so they can understand in plain jane talk, but get the diagnosis and treatment from the cardiologist, then come back and ask your questions.
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