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Effect of ethanol on defibrillation energy requirements in humans

      In animals, intravenous ethanol elevates the defibrillation energy requirement.
      • Kim Y.H.
      • Jones D.L.
      • Natale A.
      • Klein G.F.
      Ethanol increases defibrillation threshold in pigs.
      However, the effect of ethanol on the defibrillation energy requirement in patients with an implantable defibrillator has not been evaluated. Therefore, this study examines the effect of ethanol on defibrillation efficacy in patients with an implantable defibrillator.
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