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External DC defibrillation during open heart surgery
  1. M. V. Braimbridge,
  2. A. J. Clement,
  3. E. Yalav,
  4. A. Ersoz
  1. Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, St. Thomas' Hospital, London S.E.1


    A technique of external DC defibrillation during open heart surgery is described. It has proved of value in second operations and has been consistently successful except in some patients with aortic valve disease and massive left ventricles.

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