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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Defibrillate: Not sure what you mean by your question. Electrical defibrillation takes a fraction of a second to deliver. To increase the time the defibrillation st ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
R upper & L lower: If using the chest only, you want to create an imaginary pathway between pads that captures the heart--so one right upper chest (below clavicle) other ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me help: Good luck.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap answered
52 years experience Cardiology
Yes : Yes but only when the tachycardia is fast and not tolerated . But the electric current has to be synchronized with the heart beat.This is most appropr ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Medtronic's: This is a question for the manufacturer and their engineers. Google Medtronic's @: http://www.medtronicdiagnostics.com/us/cardiac-monitors/reveal-li ... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience Cardiology
Almost anyone: If there is any compromise in bp, consciousness, breathing, anyone can be cardioverted. If more chronic, then making sure there is a low probability ... Read More
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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 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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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
Low Risk: This is a very low risk procedure if proceeded by a tee, transesophogael echocardiogram.
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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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
QRS: I think you mean 'synchronous'. Synchronous cardioversion is when the shock is delivered on the qrs portion of the heart cycle - it is when the heart ... Read More
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