TITLE

SYNCHRONIZED COUNTER SHOCK: AN ADJUVANT TO SURGICAL THERAPY

AUTHOR(S)
Robicsek, Francis; Sanger, Paul W.; Taylor, Frederick H.; McCall, Marvin; Najib, Akram
PUB. DATE
September 1963
SOURCE
Angiology;Sep1963, Vol. 14 Issue 9, p445
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The authors present their experiences in the application of the Lown-Cardioverter in surgical conditions. This instrument is used for the. termination of ectopic arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia. By delivering a synchronized direct current counter-shock, a complete depolarization of the heart is accomplished and sinus rhythm restored, The procedure was used as an adjuvant to surgical therapy in mitral stenosis with atrial fibrillation, postcommissurotomy, tachyarrhythmia, arteriosclerotic heart disease with repeated embolizations, and ventricular tachycardia occurring during open heart surgery. The results were satisfactory and no complications occurred.
ACCESSION #
16434357

 

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