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Multiple shocks or early transfer for shock refractory ventricular fibrillation?

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Correspondence to: Dr. Sheldon Cheskes, Sunnybrook Centre for Prehospital Medicine, 77 Brown's Line, Suite 100, Toronto, ON M8W 3S2; Email: Sheldon.Cheskes@sunnybrook.ca

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