Inappropriate analyses of automated external defibrillators used during in-hospital ventricular fibrillation.

Abstract

The use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) has increased the number of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The AED has a high specificity and moderately high sensitivity in detecting rhythms appropriately treated by defibrillation. However, a few shockable rhythms are misdiagnosed by the AED. Two cases of inappropriate analyses by AEDs in… (More)

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