Asynchronized direct-current electrical energy causing acceleration of ventricular tachycardia.

Abstract

Asynchronized direct-current (DC) shock was delivered inadvertently to a 67-year-old man with ventricular tachycardia. The electrical shock, which fell on the T-wave of the ECG, accelerated the tachycardia. A synchronized DC shock then converted the accelerated tachycardia to sinus rhythm. This case emphasizes the importance of synchronizing the electrical… (More)

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@article{Bishara1984AsynchronizedDE, title={Asynchronized direct-current electrical energy causing acceleration of ventricular tachycardia.}, author={Nizar Bishara and Robert J Hariman and Joseph Anthony Gomes and Nabil El-Sherif}, journal={Critical care medicine}, year={1984}, volume={12 11}, pages={1001-2} }