Relation between shock-related myocardial injury and defibrillation efficacy of monophasic and biphasic shocks in a canine model.

@article{Owald1994RelationBS,
  title={Relation between shock-related myocardial injury and defibrillation efficacy of monophasic and biphasic shocks in a canine model.},
  author={Stefan O\sswald and T. G. Trouton and Sean O'Nunain and Happy Holden and Jeremy N. Ruskin and Hasan Garan},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={1994},
  volume={90 5},
  pages={2501-9}
}
BACKGROUND Certain biphasic waveforms with specific time ratios of positive and negative components require less energy for successful defibrillation of the fibrillating ventricles than monophasic waveforms. However, if more efficient waveforms were also to be associated with more injurious effects on myocardial function, they might not provide a true biological advantage. This study investigates the relation between defibrillation efficacy and potential toxicity of monophasic and asymmetric… CONTINUE READING