TITLE

Ventricular fibrillation and defibrillation

AUTHOR(S)
Jones, P.; Lodé, N.
PUB. DATE
October 2007
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood;Oct2007, Vol. 92 Issue 10, p916
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cardiac arrest in children is not often due to a disturbance in rhythm that is amenable to electrical defibrillation, contrary to the situation in adults. When a shockable rhythm is present, defibrillation using an external electric shock applied at an early stage after pre-oxygenation and chest compressions is of proven efficacy. Success at conversion of ventricular fibrillation is dependent on the delay before delivering the shock and defibrillation efficiency, which is itself a function of thoracic impedance, energy dose and waveform.
ACCESSION #
27151387

 

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