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The Role of Biphasic Shocks for Transthoracic Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation

Walsh, Simon J and Glover, Ben M and Adgey, AA Jennifer (2005) The Role of Biphasic Shocks for Transthoracic Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation. [Journal (Paginated)]

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Abstract

The modern generation of transthoracic defibrillators now employ impedance compensated biphasic waveforms. These new devices are superior to those with monophasic waveforms and practice is currently switching to biphasic defibrillators for the treatment of both ventricular and atrial fibrillation. However, there is no universal guideline for the use of biphasic defibrillators in direct current cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. This article reviews the use of biphasic defibrillation waveforms for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Atrial fibrillation, defibrillation, direct current cardioversion, biphasic waveform
Subjects:JOURNALS > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
ID Code:4595
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology, Journal
Deposited On:12 Nov 2005
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:56

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