monophasic waveform


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

monophasic waveform

A waveform used by some defibrillators that delivers a single shock of positive energy to the myocardium.
See also: waveform
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Adult cardioversion of atrial fibrillation with monophasic waveforms should begin at 200J and increase in a stepwise fashion where necessary.
VIENNA -- Juicing up automatic external defibrillators by utilizing biphasic instead of the traditional monophasic waveforms results in a higher shock success rate, Dr.
VIENNA -- Juicing up automatic external defibrillators by using biphasic instead of traditional monophasic waveforms boosts the success rate, Dr.
The Waveform requires less than half the current for converting ventricular and atrial fibrillation than the conventional monophasic waveform.