Waveform Flexibility: The Present and Future Solution for Clinically Effective Defibrillation
The monophasic shock defibrillates primarily by capturing cardiac myocytes regardless of their phase. Since most cells are in phases 2 and 3 during fibrillation, the shock must be strong enough to cause a new activation potential even though these cells are refractory in the usual sense of the word.
KeywordsRight Ventricular Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Phase Duration Optimal Phase Restitution Curve
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