What is the importance of defibrillation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for cardiac arrest?

Updated: Sep 15, 2020
  • Author: Catharine A Bon, MD; Chief Editor: Kirsten A Bechtel, MD  more...
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Note that defibrillation is perhaps the single most effective therapeutic step for this particular type of cardiac arrest. However, it is important to make sure the pads are correctly placed.


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