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What disorders can cardioversion be used to treat?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
Several: Cardioversion can convert most ventricular arrhythmias (i.e. Originating from bottom part of the heart) to normal rhythm, and several supraventricular (i.e. From top part of the heart). Atrial fibrillation is the most commonly cardioverted rhythm, with very high success rates. Other supraventricular rhythms (e.g. Psvt, atrial tachycardia, avnrt) can also be treated, though not as reliably.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cardio version: We use it to treat rapid abnormal rhythms, especially those causing instability.

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