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The thoracic windows for electrical ventricular defibrillation current.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  868745     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The thoraces of dogs were mapped out to identify those areas where defibrillating current gains easiest access to the heart. Of all of the transchest and chest-to-back electrode locations, the lowest current dose (0.6 amp. per kilogram of body weight) was found with one electrode over the apex-beat area with transchest electrodes and slightly anterior to the apex-beat area with chest-to-back electrodes.
Authors:
L A Geddes; S S Grubbs; P G Wilcox; W A Tacker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  94     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1977 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1977-07-29     Completed Date:  1977-07-29     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-72     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Animals
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / therapy
Dogs
Electric Conductivity*
Electric Countershock*
Electrodes
Thorax*

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