Transthoracic defibrillation: effect of sternotomy on chest impedance.

@article{Kerber1992TransthoracicDE,
  title={Transthoracic defibrillation: effect of sternotomy on chest impedance.},
  author={Richard E. Kerber and Steve Vance and S J Schomer and D J Mariano and Françoise Charbonnier},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={1992},
  volume={20 1},
  pages={94-7}
}
The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of sternotomy on transthoracic impedance, a major determinant of current flow and defibrillation success. Transthoracic impedance was determined by using a validated test-pulse technique that does not require actual shocks. Seventeen patients undergoing median sternotomy were studied prospectively. Transthoracic impedance was determined before operation, 3 to 5 days after operation and (in eight patients) greater than or equal to 1 month… CONTINUE READING

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