Comparison of a novel rectilinear biphasic waveform with a damped sine wave monophasic waveform for transthoracic ventricular defibrillation Academic Article Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Catheter Ablation
  • Tachycardia, Ventricular

abstract

  • This study demonstrates a superior efficacy of rectilinear biphasic shocks as compared with monophasic shocks for transthoracic ventricular defibrillation, particularly in patients with a high transthoracic impedance. More important, biphasic shocks defibrillated with nearly 60% less current. The combination of increased efficacy and decreased current requirements suggests that biphasic shocks as compared with monophasic shocks are advantageous for transthoracic ventricular defibrillation.

publication date

  • November 1999

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0735-1097(99)00363-0

PubMed ID

  • 10551711

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1595

end page

  • 601

volume

  • 34

number

  • 5