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ICU Protocols pp 753-759 | Cite as

Defibrillation and Cardioversion

  • Rajesh Chawla
  • Sananta K. Dash
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Abstract

Electrical shock therapies are capable of terminating arrhythmias due to reentry. Reentry is the predominant mechanism of majorities of arrhythmias in ICUs.

Keywords

Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Chest Compression Automate External Defibrillator Advance Cardiac Life Support Shock Delivery 
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© Springer India 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Respiratory, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory & Critical Care MedicineIndraprastha Apollo HospitalsNew DelhiIndia

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