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Is defibrillation effective in accidental severe hypothermia in adults?
  1. Joseph Clift, Medical student,
  2. Lisa Munro-Davies, Consultant in Emergency Medicine
  1. University of Bristol

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    Reported by Joseph Clift, Medical studentChecked by Lisa Munro-Davies, Consultant in Emergency MedicineUniversity of Bristol

    Three part question

    In [accidental severe hypothermia (less than or equal to 30 degrees celcius) induced ventricular fibrillation in adults] is [defibrillation] [effective at restoring a sinus rhythm]?

    Clinical scenario

    A 50-year-old man is found collapsed in the snow on a very cold winter’s night. He is admitted to …

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