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Cardiovascular therapy techniques 

Cardiovascular therapy techniques
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Cardiovascular therapy techniques
Author(s):

Carl Waldmann

, Neil Soni

, and Andrew Rhodes

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199229581.003.0002
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date: 08 May 2021

Defibrillation 52

Temporary cardiac pacing 54

Intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation pump 56

Cardiac assist devices 58

Therapeutic cooling 60

Defibrillation is the delivery of sufficient electrical current to depolarize a critical mass of myocardium and enable restoration of coordinated electrical activity. All defibrillators have three features in common: ...

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