low-energy defibrillation

low-energy defibrillation

Cardiology A resuscitation format in which a biphasic waveform of low–150 joules–energy is administered in cardiac arrest. See Defibrillation.
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If the patient develops post-op AF, these wires are connected to the TADPOLE interface module, which is designed to be used with an external defibrillator to provide low-energy defibrillation to convert the atrial fibrillation to normal rhythm.
Transvenous low-energy defibrillation is indicated in patients undergoing electrophysiology studies (EPS) and in patients with atrial fibrillation requiring cardioversion.

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