Title
Variation in defibrillation modes after synchronized cardioversion : a potential hazard
Author
Faculty/Department
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Publication type
article
Publication
Limerick ,
Subject
Human medicine
Source (journal)
Resuscitation. - Limerick, 1972, currens
Volume/pages
35(1997) :1 , p. 37-39
ISSN
0300-9572
1873-1570
ISI
A1997XN41700008
Carrier
E
Target language
English (eng)
Full text (Publishers DOI)
Affiliation
University of Antwerp
Abstract
We conducted a survey of all defibrillators currently on the European market that offer synchronized cardioversion. The mode after cardioversion can be classed into one of four categories: (1) remain in synchronized mode; (2) defer to asynchronized mode; (3) `intelligent'; and (4) configurable. The different modes and the lack of standardization present a potential hazard because they cause confusion among the user of the defibrillator. Uniformity should be obtained after broad agreement between clinicians and manufacturers of defibrillators.
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