Scientific Works Series C. Veterinary Medicine

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EXPERIMENTAL TESTING OF A DEFIBRILLATION PROTOCOL ON PIGS

Published in Scientific Works. Series C. Veterinary Medicine, Vol. LXVI, Issue 1
Written by Ruxandra COSTEA, Andrei IONESCU

Testing of a defibrillation protocol is necessary in order to add additional security to the monitoring and support protocols during the experimental procedures developed on pigs. Pigs are placed under general anaesthesia and continuous monitoring (capnography, pulse-oximetry, blood pressure measurement). The experimental testing consists in creating the conditions needed for the heart to enter the states of ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) followed by the pre-chosen defibrillation protocol. By every defibrillation shock added, the normal sinus rhythm was sustained for a longer period, in relation with the number of shocks applied. Survivability could not be sustained only with defibrillation, the use of CPR and cardio tonic medication being recommended.

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