Double Sequential External Defibrillation

Double sequential external defibrillation

Double Sequential External Defibrillation(DSED) is a means of administering sequential shocks to terminate shock resistant ventricular fibrillation. It is a controversial topic, with no robust studies. Resistant ventricular arrhythmias are different to electrical storm(1). Electrical storm is a state characterised by recurrent occurrences of unstable ventricular arrhythmias, over a short period of time. This is…

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A patient with nausea, vomiting and lethargy

(Please note this is a free view of this week’s ‘own the ecg‘ blog. Enjoy). A 79 year old man presented to the emergency department with a 2 day history of nausea, vomiting, lethargy and left abdominal pain. He appeared pale, clammy and unwell. His initial observations revealed a pulse of 50/min, BP 170/87, sats of…

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