Cardiac mapping at Duke Medical Center.


Journal Article

CLINICAL PERSPECTIVE: Ventricular fibrillation is a major, but little understood, cause of death. Although defibrillation with electric shock has been in use for several decades, and although many advances have been made in the design of defibrillators (including the development of implantable devices for high-risk patients), this procedure has generally been an empiric one. The mechanisms of the procedures are being intensely studied at Duke University and other institutions in the hope of developing more energy efficient and clinically effective defibrillation equipment.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ideker, RE; Smith, WM; Wolf, PD

Published Date

  • January 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 Suppl /

Start / End Page

  • 17F - 30F

PubMed ID

  • 2929477

Pubmed Central ID

  • 2929477

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-1913

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-9149


  • eng