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CJEM. 2018 Sep;20(5):792-797. doi: 10.1017/cem.2017.42. Epub 2017 Jun 7.

Make it two: A case report of dual sequential external defibrillation.

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*Department of Emergency Medicine,Denver Health,Denver,CO.
2
†Department of Emergency Medicine,Queen's University,Kingston,ON.

Abstract

ABSTRACTDual sequential external defibrillation (DSED) is the process of near simultaneous discharge of two defibrillators with differing pad placement to terminate refractory arrhythmias. Previously used in the electrophysiology suite, this technique has recently been used in the emergency department and prehospital setting for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We present a case of successful DSED in the emergency department with neurologically intact survival to hospital discharge after refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF) and review the putative mechanisms of action of this technique.

KEYWORDS:

dual sequential external defibrillation; refractory ventricular fibrillation; ventricular fibrillation

PMID:
28587703
DOI:
10.1017/cem.2017.42

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