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what are the differences between asynchronous and synchronous cardioversion

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
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
43 years experience Cardiology
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
50 years experience Cardiology
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
50 years experience Cardiology
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
18 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Voltage: Cardioversion means using a stimulus to change the heart's beat from an abnormal rhythm to a normal one. Certain drugs can be used, or electricity, u ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Cardiovert: Cardioversion is the process of converting an abnormal cardiac rhythm to normal. It encompasses any means of doing that. Defibrillation is a subset o ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
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
40 years experience Cardiology
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
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
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
19 years experience Cardiology
Several: Cardioversion can convert most ventricular arrhythmias (i.e. Originating from bottom part of the heart) to normal rhythm, and several supraventricular ... Read More
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