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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Risk of stroke: Cardioversion is often performed for atrial fibrillation. There is a small risk of stroke as the heart is restored to a normal rhythm. This can be m ... Read More

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Depends: This would not apply to an emergency situation. Obviously, an electrocardiogram is done in all patient requiring cardioversion. Also, echocardiogram i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Prior : Prior to recieving a cardioversion, your health care provider needs to ensure that there are no clots in the heart. If there is a clot in the heart at ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Prior : Prior to recieving a cardioversion, your health care provider needs to ensure that there are no clots in the heart. If there is a clot in the heart at ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience in Pediatric Cardiology
With a catheter: An electrical study of the heart is first performed using catheters passed from the veins in the legs, arms or neck. This study helps document the wpw ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Milunski
36 years experience in Cardiology
MAZE and afib: In its earliest form, this was a very involved and high risk open heart surgical procedure. Over the years it has been refined to the point where it i ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilya Averbuch
45 years experience in Pain Management
No "minor" GA: There is such thing as "minor surgery", but there is no such thing as "minor general anesthesia".
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Shayani
32 years experience in Cardiology
Depends : Test would be done to determine if you’re a candidate for minimally invasive heart surgery. Some deciding factors may include medical history, age, ty ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
Not neccessary: For pts on anticoagulation for 6 to 8 wks the chances of cardiac source of emboli and cva is low.If its shorter than this a tee would be needed to rul ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience in Cardiology
No: It was put in for a reason so unless something has changed, it will ordinarily be left in place unless the battery is failing, in which case it would ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Short & long-term: Depending on exactly how "minimally invasive" it was, the short term care is focused on wound healing (no infections, wound disruption) and rehabilita ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Herbert Aronow
26 years experience in Cardiology
Sedation: Typically conscious sedation rather than general anesthesia is used for iliac angioplasty procedures.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jared Adams
10 years experience in General Practice
Elective procedures: Are procedures that can be scheduled in advance, rather than procedures done in the setting of a medical emergency.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jacques Kpodonu
26 years experience in Cardiology
Maze: Atrial fibrillation is a difficult condition to eradicate even after a maze procedure.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
22 years experience in General Surgery
Maybe antibiotic: We frequently give antibiotics prior to certain procedures. That is probably what the surgeon was describing.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
16 years experience in General Surgery
Small scars.: Unlike general laparoscopic procedures that require four _-inch or smaller incisions and can leave visible scars at all sites of entry, the spls proce ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Olshansky
46 years experience in Cardiac Electrophysiology
It could: There is a relationship between giving propofol and some specific adverse outcomes in those individuals who develop an acute Brugada syndrome pattern ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francis Uricchio
37 years experience in Cardiology
Office and hospital: Initial postimplantation care centers on wound healing. Subsequent followup relates to monitoring the function of the device. Regular office visits ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Different settings: There are different settings for this. The most appropriate is when a patient comes to the hospital with a heart attack in progress, under those circ ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience in Cardiology
No: The defib. Device is implatnted in the inner chambers of the heart and bypass is on the out side of the heart where the coronary arteries lie.Unless t ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience in Pain Management
CPR : Compressions should be performed with great force to be effective, just short of breaking the sternum. 100 compressions per minute.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
ICD: They are complementary and not competing therapies.

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