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Title: Dual defibrillation in patients with refractory ventricular fibrillation
Authors: Hajjar, Karim
Berbari, Iskandar
El Tawil, Chady
Bou Chebl, Ralphe
Abou Dagher, Gilbert
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Cardiac arrest
Electric counter shock
Emergency medical services
Ventricular fibrillation
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Elsevier
Part of: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Volume: 36
Issue: 8
Start page: 1474
End page: 1479
In the setting of cardiac arrest, refractory ventricular fibrillation (VF) is difficult to manage, and mortality rates are high. Double sequential defibrillation (DSD) has been described in the literature as a successful means to terminate this malignant rhythm, after failure of traditional Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) measures. The authors herein present a case of refractory VF in a patient with cardiac arrest, on whom DSD was successful in reversion to sinus rhythm, and provide a thorough review of similar cases in the literature.
ISSN: 07356757
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.04.060
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Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Faculty of Medicine

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