This is an absolutely amazing video clip. Its comes via Dr Wes's webblog over on MedPage Today.
It shows a soccer player with a known heart condition collapse on the field, get shocked by his implantable defibrillator and then return to consiousness and sit up just seconds later.
These devices are truly amazing.
We implant them in patients at risk for sudden death or who have survived sudden death with known heart conditions. In young patients these are typically inherited disorders. In older patients, these are typically inherited conditions.