Journal article

Double (dual) sequential defibrillation for refractory ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest: A systematic review

Charles D Deakin, Peter Morley, Jasmeet Soar, Ian R Drennan

Resuscitation | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2020


INTRODUCTION: Cardiac arrests associated with shockable rhythms such as ventricular fibrillation or pulseless VT (VF/pVT) are associated with improved outcomes from cardiac arrest. The more defibrillation attempts required to terminate VF/pVT, the lower the survival. Double sequential defibrillation (DSD) has been used for refractory VF/pVT cardiac arrest despite limited evidence examining this practice. We performed a systematic review to summarize the evidence related to the use of DSD during cardiac arrest. METHODS: This review was performed according to PRISMA and registered on PROSPERO (ID: CRD42020152575). We searched Embase, Pubmed, and the Cochrane library from inception to 28 Februa..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors received funding support and support of ILCOR to complete this systematic review. We acknowledge the ILCOR ALS Task Force members who were involved in discussions about this systematic review: Berg KM, Nolan JP, Nicholson TC, Reynolds JC, Welsford M, Andersen LW, Bottiger BW, Callaway CW, Donnino MW, Hsu CH, Neumar RW, O'Neil BJ, Paiva EF, Parr MJ, Sandroni C, Wang TL.