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what is it when they stop your hear then restart it

my grandad is having a test where they will stop his heart and then restart it why is this test done and is it dangerous
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367994 tn?1304957193
I don't know of any tests that stop the heart and restart.  You may be referring to a stress test that monitors the perfusion (blood flow) with a dye medium at rest.  Subsequently, the test involves putting the heart under stress (exercise or medication) and monitor to see if there is any change in perfusion such partial blockage.

The test is usually done to identify any blockage that may be causing chest pains.  There is little no risk unless someone has an adverse reaction to the dye injected into the system.

There are surgical operations that stops and restarts the heart.  The patient is put on a lung, heart machine during an open heart operation.
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976897 tn?1379171202
I'm not aware of any test that would involve stopping the heart. That kind of test would be considered ridiculously risky and not be done anyway.
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Could it be some kind of icd test? to ensure it shocks the heart?
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367994 tn?1304957193
Could it be a start/stop test to stop the heart and if it dosen't restart, the test fails and it is proof of a bad heart?. Remedy is a transplant! ....how is that for being creative?  The only test that involve a start/stop seqence is a stress test, but the heart is not stopped!.
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My mother went thru this today,the reason i have learned is to correct an arythmea or  to correct an heart rythem that is out of whack,from what I have learned its a common procedure and the only adverse affects is some minor burning from the paddles they use that may irritate the skin which may itch like crazy
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367994 tn?1304957193
By delivering electric shocks to the heart a defibrillators returns back into normal heat rhythm. It is not unexpected to have some sensitivity to the procedure. There shouldn't be any adverse effects from defibrilation.

Thanks for your comments.  Take care.
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976897 tn?1379171202
The original question said "test"?
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967168 tn?1343732745
maybe they mean cardioversion? I believe that's what it's called
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367994 tn?1304957193
QUOTE: maybe they mean cardioversion? I believe that's what it's called

>>>>>You are correct. The procedure is a cardioversion, but can the function be referred to as defibrillation to counteract fibrillation?
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I am having a cardioversion done soon. It is also a test as they look at the arteries in your throat and send a camera down to look at your heart then do the cardioversion. My heart skips beats, throws in extra beats and beats erratically from way too slow to way too fast. I had a minor stroke last week and am at high risk for another. After the procedure I expect my heart will work normally.
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Apparently there is a procedure were they can stop the heart & re start it again. The heart specialist my husband is seeing as referred my husband to a cardiologist we are now waiting on his reply. So this procedure is done but I can"t tell you any information until we know more, but I suggest you speak to a professional person who would be able to give you the correct info. & not people who know nothing about this procedure.
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976897 tn?1379171202
this was a question 3 years ago but may be relevant still.
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