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Early development of defibrillation devices

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Troup, P. ; Wisconsin Univ., Milwaukee, WI, USA

The recognition of ventricular fibrillation and the development of defibrillation devices are recounted, and recent advances are described. Early experiences with and studies of cardiac arrest are discussed. Transthoracic defibrillation, which was first applied successfully in 1947, is reviewed, and significant research is summarized. The development and present state of the implanted defibrillator, which was suggested in the late 1960s, are examined.<>

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Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 2 )