Engineering and physiological considerations of direct capacitor-discharge ventricular defibrillation


The amount of energy, current and charge per gram of heart were determined on a series of 36 dogs. The data, which are examined on the basis of current duration (time constant), show that the three criteria are different. The optimum duration range using energy as a criterion is 0·03–3 ms. Minimum peak current was required with a 4 ms duration capacitor… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02474814


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