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Why important to give early defibrillation?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Earlier the better

Defibrillation is used only in the setting of ventricular fibrillation.
Vf produces no circulation. After roughly 3 minutes of vf, the patient is dead. Many studies have shown that the earlier defibrillation is applied, the better the outcome.

In brief: Earlier the better

Defibrillation is used only in the setting of ventricular fibrillation.
Vf produces no circulation. After roughly 3 minutes of vf, the patient is dead. Many studies have shown that the earlier defibrillation is applied, the better the outcome.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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