Locally Propagated Activation Immediately After Internal Defibrillation

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Abstract

Background

Electrical mapping studies indicate an interval of 40 to 100 ms between a defibrillation shock and the earliest activation that propagates globally over the ventricles (globally propagated activation, GPA). This study determined whether activation occurs during this interval but propagates only locally before being blocked (locally propagated activation, LPA).

Conclusions

LPAs exist after successful and failed shocks near the DFT. Thus, the time from the shock to the GPA is not totally electrically silent. (Circulation. 1998;97:1401-1410.)

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