Ventricular fibrillation: are swine a sensitive species?

Academic Article


  • Methods: Six anesthetized open-chested swine, 31 ± 2 kg, were studied that were part of an ongoing study with up to 6 h of previous closed-chest percutaneous pacing with repeated VF cycles. Similar to the human study of Horowitz et al., 24 pulses of 4 ms each were applied at a rate of 100 Hz during the ST segment to the epicardium via a pair of 7-mm diameter platinum electrodes whose centers were 15 mm apart. Current was increased until VF was induced.
  • Authors

    Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Walcott GP; Kroll MW; Ideker RE
  • Start Page

  • 83
  • End Page

  • 89
  • Volume

  • 42
  • Issue

  • 2