The half-cycle sinusoid as an alternative defibrillating waveform in low-energy applications

Abstract

The standard Lown-type capacitor discharge waveform was compared with a single half-cycle 60-Hz sinusoid for effectiveness of defibrillation. Both shock types were used in attempts to defibrillate a series of dogs over a range of intensities from that below the minimum required for defibrillation to values well above those which consistently were successful… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/BF02364016

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