Automated External Defibrillators (AED) (cont.)
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Author: Joseph Sciammarella, MD, FACP, FACEP
Editor: Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Last Editorial Review: 6/6/2013
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Kouwenhouven showed that electrical shocks applied to dogs within 30 seconds of an induced ventricular fibrillation (VF) could produce a 98% rate of resuscitation; however, those shocked after 2 minutes of VF had only a 27% resuscitation rate.