A 53-year-old member asked:
Does cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rhythm due to prolonged pr interval?
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Cardiology 31 years experience
No: A pr interval represents the time of conduction from the time it originates in the sa node, depolarizes the atria causing contraction and reaches the av node. A cardioversion is a procedure to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm and does not correct intrinsic pathway defects. A pacemaker is used for that purpose when necessary, .
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Cardiology 43 years experience
No: Cardioversion is for arythmias- like atrial fib/flutter and ventricular fibrillation in emergent situations and special caes
nor for prolongred pr intervel.
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Last updated Nov 19, 2014
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