The role of biphasic shocks for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

Simon J, Walsh; Glover, Ben M. and Adgey, A.A. Jennifer (2005) The role of biphasic shocks for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal, 5 (4). pp. 289-295. ISSN 0972-6292

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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.

EPrint Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Atrial fibrillation, Defibrillation, Direct current cardioversion, Biphasic waveform
Subjects:Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Arrhythmia > Atrial Fibrillation
-Journal Repositories > Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Arrhythmia
Equipment and Supplies > Electrodes > Defibrillators
ID Code:1091
Deposited By:Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Deposited On:22 October 2005

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