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Re: How does theAutomated External Defibrillator jump start your heart?

Date: Wed Jun 23 12:11:57 2004
Posted By: De McKeown, Staff, Mechanical Engineering, TIAX LLC
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 1083806845.Eg

The whole body is nothing more than a complex machine.  The heart runs on 
electric pulses.  This link has a good explanation of how an AED works:

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