heart defibulator shock

i am followed by a person that checks it regularly....... but they fail to explain the questions i have...... (1)  everytime they put the megneti on to check the machine i start coughing.... like i am sensitive  to it is this normal............ (2)   the shock i have ..... feels like the old pain machine.... where you press to hard it feels like a drill went through the body......is this the way most people feel when they get a shock.

Hi George,
I don't know why you should start coughing with the magnet. The shock can be very powerful; one of my patients described it as being kicked by a horse! Just remember your defibrillator only fires when a dangerous heart rhythm occurs that would threaten your life.
Hope this helps,
Dr T


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