Effect of electrode polarity on the energy required for transthoraic atrial defibrillation

Hakan Oral, Karin Brinkman, Frank Pelosi, Matthew Flemming, Hung Fat Tse, Michael H. Kim, Gregory F. Michaud, Bradley P. Knight, Rajiva Goyal, S. Adam Strickberger, Fred Morady

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Abstract

Results of this study demonstrate that anodal and cathodal configurations are associated with the same overall efficacy when using shocks up to 360 J in strength, but that the cathodal configuration is more likely to restore sinus rhythm using lower energy shocks. These data validate the conventional practice of using a cathodal configuration for atrial defibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)228-230
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume84
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 15 1999
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Oral, H., Brinkman, K., Pelosi, F., Flemming, M., Tse, H. F., Kim, M. H., Michaud, G. F., Knight, B. P., Goyal, R., Strickberger, S. A., & Morady, F. (1999). Effect of electrode polarity on the energy required for transthoraic atrial defibrillation. American Journal of Cardiology, 84(2), 228-230. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0002-9149(99)00241-6