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A modified electrode plate for low energy electric conversion of atrial fibrillation.
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PMID:  1786404     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Fifty-six patients with atrial fibrillation associated with heart disease were treated with a modified electrode plate for low energy electric conversion. Fifty-four (96%) of these cases were successfully converted into sinus rhythm using the modified electrode plates, a new site and low energy discharge (an average of about 50 J). To construct the new-style electrode plates, a 2 cm arc segment was cut from each of two electrodes (10 cm in diameter each). As for the site of application, the cut-edge of the anterior chest electrode, which has a concave diameter of 150 cm, is placed close to the right of the sterum over the fourth to sixth intercostal spaces, and the cut-edge of the other electrode is placed to the left of the spinal column at the level of the seventh to ninth thoracic vertebrae. The safe-effective period for the appearance of the first post-discharge QRS complex was found to be 1.4-5.0 s.
F Liu; S Fu; L Wang; R Wang; J Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chinese medical sciences journal = Chung-kuo i hsüeh k'o hsüeh tsa chih / Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1001-9294     ISO Abbreviation:  Chin. Med. Sci. J.     Publication Date:  1991 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-03-25     Completed Date:  1992-03-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9112559     Medline TA:  Chin Med Sci J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  46-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Heilongjiang Branch, CAMS, Harbin.
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MeSH Terms
Atrial Fibrillation / etiology,  therapy*
Electric Countershock* / instrumentation
Middle Aged
Rheumatic Heart Disease / complications

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