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Related to shockable rhythm: AED, Automated external defibrillator
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Early administration of epinephrine (adrenaline) in patients with cardiac arrest with initial shockable rhythm in hospital: Propensity score matched analysis.
2%) out-of-hospital cases had shockable rhythms at the time of arrival.
In the subgroup of 1,017 patients with the best prognoses--those whose cardiac arrest was witnessed by a lay bystander and who had a shockable rhythm when the EMS arrived--survival was 17.
Sixty-five percent (33 out of 51) of the survivors to discharge presented with a shockable rhythm.
Use of an AED in cases of drowning may also be very effective in some cases, but AED users need to expect the more common situation of "no shockable rhythm.