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What is the difference between a defibrillator and CRT?

A defibrillator is an implantable pacemaker-type device, and a CRT is a device with additional wires to facilitate the pumping of the heart.

A defibrillator is only for patients with a weak heart, while CRT is used in patients with heart failure.

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