Transchest ventricular defibrillation of a subject weighing 102.5 kg (225.9 lb)

W. A. Tacker, G. C. Morris, William L. Winters, Jr.

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Abstract

Transchest ventricular defibrillation of a 102.5 kg patient is reported. Initial failure to defibrillate under very favorable conditions supports the concept that 300 W/sec of delivered energy is marginal for dependable defibrillation in heavy subjects. It is proposed that obesity does not significantly raise defibrillation threshold; rather, it is thoracic size which affects the critical current density through the heart and which is therefore a more important determinant in defibrillation success.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)786-788
Number of pages3
JournalSouthern Medical Journal
Volume68
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

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