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Ventricular Fibrillation Waveform Analysis during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

  • YONGQIN LI1
  • WANCHUN TANG1

1Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine Keck School of Medicine of The University of Southern California

DOI: 10.22514/SV51.092010.14 Vol.5,Issue S1,September 2010 pp.63-65

Published: 07 September 2010

*Corresponding Author(s): WANCHUN TANG E-mail: drsheart@aol.com

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Abstract

Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is the primary rhythm associated with cardiac arrest characterized as rapid, disorganized contrac-tions of the heart with complex electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns. Recent studies have reported that performing cardiopul-monary resuscitation (CPR) procedure prior to shock increases the survival rate especially especially when VF is untreated for more than 5 minutes. The waveform analysis is objective help in the choice of the right therapy (shock parameters, shock first or CPR first, drug administration). This analysis is a precondition of individually optimized defibrillation and contribute substantially to an increased quality of CPR and reduce delivery of failed rescue shock. Animal and clinical studies con-firmed that ventricular fibrillation waveform analysis contains information to reliably predict the countershock success rate and further improved countershock outcome prediction.

Key words

cardiac arrest, ventricu-lar fibrillation, waveform analysis, prediction defibrillation success, effectiveness of chest compression, uninterrupted cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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YONGQIN LI,WANCHUN TANG. Ventricular Fibrillation Waveform Analysis during Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. Signa Vitae. 2010. 5(S1);63-65.

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