Double Sequential Defibrillation, Yay or Nay!

Cardiology PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

When we published our review “The controversial role of dual sequential defibrillation in shockable cardiac arrest”, our conclusions was further studies are necessary to assess the efficacy and safety of DSD compared to the standard of care treating refractory VF. AEM published another study exactly one year later: Prehospital Double Sequential Defibrillation: A Matched Case-Control Study . 20 5 OHCA patients were included based on the inclusion criteria. Survival to hospital discharge and neurologically intact at hospital discharge were lower in DSD group.

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