Fundamental criteria underlying the efficacy and safety of defibrillating current waveforms

Abstract

The efficacy (threshold average current density) and safety factor (overdose current density for a 50 per cent decrease in myocardial contractility) were determined for the rectangular, trapezoidal and damped sine wave defibrillating current waveforms using a new blood-perfused, isolated, working canine heart in an isoresistive and isotonic volume conductor… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02456748

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@article{Geddes1985FundamentalCU, title={Fundamental criteria underlying the efficacy and safety of defibrillating current waveforms}, author={Professor L. A. Geddes and Mark J Niebauer and C. F. Babbs and J. D. Bourland}, journal={Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing}, year={1985}, volume={23}, pages={122-130} }