Role of automated external defibrillators in acute heart failure patients

Jane G. Wiggington, Paul E. Pepe, Thomas R. Aversano

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Abstract

A lethal complication associated with acute heart failure syndrome (AHFS) is out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to a sudden ventricular arrhythmia, either ventricular fibrillation (VF) or ventricular tachycardia (VT) deteriorating into VF (1-6). However, the unique morbidity of AHFS makes management more of a challenge. One potential intervention that should be considered is evolving technology for automated external defibrillation, the main focus of this chapter.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAcute Heart Failure
PublisherSpringer London
Pages827-836
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9781846287817
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008

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Wiggington, J. G., Pepe, P. E., & Aversano, T. R. (2008). Role of automated external defibrillators in acute heart failure patients. In Acute Heart Failure (pp. 827-836). Springer London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84628-782-4_76