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Inappropriate placement of defibrillator self-adhesive electrode pads with possible fatal outcome
  1. T Goksu,
  2. M Borggrefe,
  3. D Haghi
  1. 1st Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Turgay Goksu, 1st Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, Mannheim 68167, Germany; turgay.goeksu{at}umm.de

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We present a possible fatal case of inadequate defibrillation during an out-of-hospital resuscitation. A 39-year-old man with no known history of cardiovascular disease was admitted to our intensive care unit after resuscitation from ventricular fibrillation. During the prehospital phase, …

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