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Fourier analysis of ventricular fibrillation and synchronization of DC countershocks in defibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3241145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Spectral analysis of the first 40 seconds of ventricular fibrillation confirmed the presence of a large periodic component in fibrillation, with a dominant frequency of 9.9 +/- 0.7 Hz and a narrow bandwidth. To determine whether less energy was required for defibrillation at any particular phase of the ventricular fibrillation cycle, the authors studied the effect of synchronization of the countershock to the peaks and troughs of the ventricular fibrillation waveform in 12 dogs anesthetized with sodium pentobarbitone (35 mg/kg iv). There was no significant difference in threshold-delivered energy or threshold-delivered current between shocks synchronized to the peaks of ventricular fibrillation, shocks synchronized to the troughs of ventricular fibrillation, and unsynchronized shocks.
E J Carlisle; J D Allen; A Bailey; W G Kernohan; J Anderson; A A Adgey
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of electrocardiology     Volume:  21     ISSN:  0022-0736     ISO Abbreviation:  J Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  1988 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-05-22     Completed Date:  1989-05-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0153605     Medline TA:  J Electrocardiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  337-43     Citation Subset:  IM    
Regional Medical Cardiology Centre, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Electric Countershock / methods*
Fourier Analysis*
Ventricular Fibrillation / therapy*

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