Predicting defibrillation success in sudden cardiac arrest patients.

  title={Predicting defibrillation success in sudden cardiac arrest patients.},
  author={Reza Firoozabadi and Michael Nakagawa and Eric D. Helfenbein and Saeed Babaeizadeh},
  journal={Journal of electrocardiology},
  volume={46 6},
Although the importance of quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and its link to survival is still emphasized, there has been recent debate about the balance between CPR and defibrillation, particularly for long response times. Defibrillation shocks for ventricular fibrillation (VF) of recently perfused hearts have high success for the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), but hearts with depleted adenosine triphosphate (ATP) stores have low recovery rates. Since quality CPR has been… CONTINUE READING
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