Tag defibrillator
Bernard-Lown-1921 340

Bernard Lown

Bernard Lown (1921 – ) American cardiologist, activist and inventor. Developed DC cardioversion. Nobel Peace prize winner. Eponym: Lown-Ganong-Levine
CCC Critical Care compendium 340


Defibrillator: application of an electrical current across the heart to convert VF/VT -> sinus rhythm

a covert combination…

the case. 72 year old male presents to your Emergency Department with a 4-5 hour history of palpitations. He appears well and has no associated symptoms.