Short ECG segments predict defibrillation outcome using quantitative waveform measures.

@article{Coult2016ShortES,
  title={Short ECG segments predict defibrillation outcome using quantitative waveform measures.},
  author={Jason Coult and Lawrence D. Sherman and Heemun Kwok and Jennifer Blackwood and Peter J. Kudenchuk and Thomas D. Rea},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2016},
  volume={109},
  pages={16-20}
}
AIM Quantitative waveform measures of the ventricular fibrillation (VF) electrocardiogram (ECG) predict defibrillation outcome. Calculation requires an ECG epoch without chest compression artifact. However, pauses in CPR can adversely affect survival. Thus the potential use of waveform measures is limited by the need to pause CPR. We sought to characterize the relationship between the length of the CPR-free epoch and the ability to predict outcome. METHODS We conducted a retrospective… CONTINUE READING