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Treatment of refractory ventricular fibrillation by combined internal (epicardial) and external (transthoracic) defibrillation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8774835     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This report describes a modified defibrillation technique used successfully in a patient with an implanted epicardial cardioverter defibrillator who developed refractory ventricular fibrillation. During operative testing at the time of generator replacement, two episodes of intractable ventricular fibrillation were terminated by using a combined internal (epicardial)-external (transthoracic) defibrillation system that delivered a 360-J shock between the anterior epicardial patch and a large posterior skin electrode.
C S Fredman; K M Biermann; S S Barold; P H Dolan; J P Marbarger; T E Garrett
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pacing and clinical electrophysiology : PACE     Volume:  19     ISSN:  0147-8389     ISO Abbreviation:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Publication Date:  1996 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-08     Completed Date:  1996-11-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7803944     Medline TA:  Pacing Clin Electrophysiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1003-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Electrophysiology Department of St. John's Mercy Heart Center, St. Louis, Missouri 63141, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Defibrillators, Implantable
Electric Countershock / methods*
Middle Aged
Ventricular Fibrillation / therapy*

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