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Intraabdominal paddle placement for internal defibrillation during cardiac reoperation

M J Wall, D R Clarke
Annals of Thoracic Surgery 1992, 53 (5): 914-5
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Ventricular fibrillation during sternal reentry can be a fatal complication that is vexing to manage when it occurs before complete exposure of the heart. A technique of intraabdominal paddle placement for internal countershock has been used to successfully manage this complication.

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