Current and energy in external cardiac defibrillation.


External (Transthoracic) defibrillation is achieved by passing a large uniaxial current through the chest for a brief period of time. This current is determined by 1) the applied voltage and 2) the transthoracic impedance (TTI). In modern defibrillators the source of voltage is universally from a charged capacitor, the discharge waveform being modified in… (More)


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@article{Watson1994CurrentAE, title={Current and energy in external cardiac defibrillation.}, author={Andrew B. Watson and Mike Ellis}, journal={Australasian physical & engineering sciences in medicine}, year={1994}, volume={18 2}, pages={119} }