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The Role of Biphasic Shocks for Transthoracic Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation

By Simon J Walsh, Ben M Glover and AA Jennifer Adgey

Abstract

The modern generation of transthoracic defibrillators now employ impedance compensated biphasic waveforms. These new devices are superior to those with monophasic waveforms and practice is currently switching to biphasic defibrillators for the treatment of both ventricular and atrial fibrillation. However, there is no universal guideline for the use of biphasic defibrillators in direct current cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. This article reviews the use of biphasic defibrillation waveforms for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

Topics: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal
Publisher: Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Group
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:cogprints.org:4595

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