Does an AFib Patient Need a Heart Defibrillator?

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Doctors are not the only group of people who can use heart defibrillators. Everyone can use it if they had relevant lessons or was briefly trained on it once. You can’t use a heart defibrillator on yourself, so there is no need for AFib patients to learn to use it. But if you are a family member or a close friend to an AFib patient, you should know how to use it so that you can help in some emergent situations.   Related FAQs: