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Adam W Cates, Eric G Lovett, Douglas J Lang: Method and apparatus for delivering pre-shock defibrillation therapy. Cardiac Pacemakers, Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth P A, August 8, 2006: US07089055 (18 worldwide citation)

An apparatus and method is presented for improving cardiac function after successful termination of a tachyarrhythmia such as ventricular fibrillation. A series of electrical stimulation pulses are delivered prior to a defibrillation shock if one or more specific criteria are met.


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Adam W Cates, Eric G Lovett, Douglas J Lang: Method and apparatus for delivering pre-shock defibrillation therapy. Schwegman Lundberg Woessner & Kluth Pa, January 1, 2004: US20040002739-A1

An apparatus and method is presented for improving cardiac function after successful termination of a tachyarrhythmia such as ventricular fibrillation. A series of electrical stimulation pulses are delivered prior to a defibrillation shock if one or more specific criteria are met.