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Refibrillation during out-of-hospital arrest: A frequent event with clinical consequences

  • RUDOLPH W. KOSTER1

1Department of Cardiology, room F3-239 Academic Medical Center

DOI: 10.22514/SV51.092010.15 Vol.5,Issue S1,September 2010 pp.66-68

Published: 07 September 2010

*Corresponding Author(s): RUDOLPH W. KOSTER E-mail: r.w.koster@amc.nl

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Abstract

The refibrillation was a frequent event in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The number of recurrences of ventricular fibrillation (VF) is in inverse relationship with survival. In this article we discuss about causes and mechanism of refibrilla-tion. The amiodarone and new technical solution (defibrillators that may allow continuous monitoring of the heart rhythm, while chest compressions continue and recommend defibrillation when refibrillation occurs) are promising new strategy to improve outcome of OHCA and recurrent VF.

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out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, ventricular fibrillation, defi-brillation, refibrillation, amiodarone, continuous monitoring of the heart rhythm

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RUDOLPH W. KOSTER. Refibrillation during out-of-hospital arrest: A frequent event with clinical consequences. Signa Vitae. 2010. 5(S1);66-68.

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