Comparison of rectilinear biphasic waveform energy versus truncated exponential biphasic waveform energy for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

Maureen L. Kim, Soo G. Kim, David S. Park, Jay N. Gross, Kevin J. Ferrick, Eugen C. Palma, John D. Fisher

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Abstract

Success rates of cardioversion with a defibrillator using the truncated exponential biphasic waveform (with a maximum energy of 360 J) and a defibrillator using the rectilinear biphasic waveform (with a maximum energy of 200 J) were randomly compared in 145 patients. Success rates at 50, 100, 150, and 200 J were not significantly different, but 2 patients who did not achieve cardioversion after a 200-J maximum energy shock by the rectilinear device underwent successful cardioversion with a 360-J shock by the truncated exponential device after crossover.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1438-1440
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume94
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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