What is the prognosis of cardiac arrest following defibrillation?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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In a study involving out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Seattle, 84% of patients regained a pulse when defibrillated during VF. [28] Defibrillation is generally most effective the faster it is deployed.


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