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What are the differences between asynchronous and synchronous cardioversion

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 37 years experience
Heart Cycle: Synchronous is when the shock is delivered on the qrs portion of the heart cycle - it is when the heart depolarises. Asynchronous cardioversion can o... Read More
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Always synchronous : All cardioversions should be synchronous which means that the delivered electrical impulse is timed to precisely coincide with the instant of electric... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Cardioversion and pa: Cardioversion is usually a single large shock delivered to the heart during an arrhythmia to stop it and let it restart with a normal rhythm. Pacing i... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Cardioversion: Sometimes we do a TEE(transesophageal echo) before a cardioversion to be sure there are no clots in the left atrium or appendage before we do the card... Read More
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiac Electrophysiology 20 years experience
TEE is separate test: A cardioversion is the procedure in which a shock is delivered to restore the heart to normal rhythm. Sometimes a test called a TEE (transesophageal ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
Yes: Cardioversion encompasses defibrillation. Technically, if one is not in a fibrillating rhythm, the proper term for the act of delivering a shock to c... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Transcutaneous pace: Cardioversion is the process of converting an abnormal cardiac rhythm to normal. It encompasses any means of doing that. Transcutaneous pacing is an e... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Radwaner
Cardiology 42 years experience
Less than 30 minutes: Sedation is given to the patient and an electrical shock is then given to cardiovert the heart back into a regular rhythym.This procedure usually is q... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
Yes: There are complications of cardioversion such as stroke or rhythm problems that rarely could result in death.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 21 years experience
Several: Cardioversion can convert most ventricular arrhythmias (i.e. Originating from bottom part of the heart) to normal rhythm, and several supraventricular... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Cardiology 29 years experience
Complex: I'm assuming you are referring to cardioversion for af. The benefits of cardioversion are the restoration of normal rhythm. The risks are: (1) stroke ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 21 years experience
Speak to your doctor: There are no medications that routinely must be stopped prior to cardioversion. However, in certain cases, your doctor might wish you to hold meds tha... Read More