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cardioversion for afib

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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Cardioversion: Whether the elective cardioversion is effective or not, as long as there has been no new heart injury and as long as you remain on anticoagulants and ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Atrial fibrillation : That answer will be totally up to the cardiologist who did the cardioversion. You might not get the same answer from any two cardiologists It will dep ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Cardioversion is used in some patients with atrial fibrillation in an attempt to return to sinus rhythm (the normal rhythm). This is usually done in n ... Read More
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
I do: We perform cardioversions as an absolutely routine part of our practice in cardiac electrophysiology. It is a safe and well-tolerated procedure which ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cardioversion: The shorter the duration of atrial fibrillation the more effective cardioversion is at converting the rhythm. When underlying cardiac pathology like m ... Read More
Dr. John Garner
15 years experience Cardiology
If you do...: Make sure that your provider is either keeping you on good anticoagulation for the 3 weeks before or performs a "tee" procedure at the time of cardiov ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
See below: The most common complication is recurrent AF despite successful ablation. A 2nd procedure will improve the odds but not to 100%. Pulmonary vein stenos ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
There is no limit: However, there is not much point in doing it repeatedly if the patient continues to go back into fibrillation especially if on medicine to maintain no ... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anita Prakash
28 years experience Cardiology
Yes: RF ablation for atrial fibrillation and/or atrial flutter in good hands ought to be curative. Factors that determine success: electrophysiologists exp ... Read More
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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tonga Nfor
15 years experience Cardiology
There alternatives: It's good that you have been in normal rhythm after chemical cardioversion. There are other medications other than amiodarone and multaq. Talk to a he ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
No: A pacemaker is not a treatment for atrial fibrillation. Depending upon your age bracket, forgoing further invasive treatment may be advisable as takin ... Read More
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A 73-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joshua Buckler
18 years experience Cardiology
See your MD: You need to see your physician so they can check your lab work before deciding to change your medications.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Shock synchronized: The electric shock is synchronized to the heart beat to avoid shocking at the wrong time in the cycle which could make problems worse.
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