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Tag: Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

The 1st Community ECMO Program in the US

Background: In the US out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has an estimated survival rate of <10% overall, but slightly better survival rates with shockable rhythms of approximately 30% [2]. A small proportion of these patients will have refractory VF/VT OHCA not …

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Resuscitation

The DOSE VF Pilot RCT: Double Sequential External Defibrillation for Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

Background Information: Refractory ventricular fibrillation (RVF) is a complication of cardiac arrest defined as ventricular fibrillation (VF) that does not respond to three or more standard defibrillation attempts.1,2 Patients with RVF during their cardiac arrest have a mortality of up …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

REBEL Cast Episode 28: Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation

Background: Welcome back to the September 2016 REBEL Cast. We are back with another episode and I am super excited about this episode because we are going to talk about two papers just published in the Resuscitation Journal on management …

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CardiovascularResuscitation

Beyond ACLS: Dual Simultaneous External Defibrillation

Background: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) occurs in the United States at a rate of nearly 300,000 individuals per year. Even more concerning is the high mortality rate which is associated with this. The majority of OHCA is due to cardiac …

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Resuscitation

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