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Nature and determinants of skin “burns” after transthoracic cardioversion

  • Luis A. Pagan-Carlo
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    From the Departments of internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Pathology, University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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  • Mary Seabury Stone
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    From the Departments of internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Pathology, University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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  • Author Footnotes
    1 Dr. Kerber's address is: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospital, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.
    Richard E. Kerber
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    1 Dr. Kerber's address is: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospital, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.
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    From the Departments of internal Medicine, Dermatology, and Pathology, University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
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    1 Dr. Kerber's address is: Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa Hospital, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, Iowa 52242.
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      Abstract

      In conclusion, transthoracic DSW shocks cause first degree skin burns, which are related to the shock energy used.
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