A 41-year-old member asked:
What medications should you stop prior to a cardioversion?
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Cardiology 20 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 that control heart rates from going too fast, to minimize the risk of causing excessively slow heart rates once you are back in a normal rhythm.
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Cardiology 22 years experience
Usually....: None. Especially any anti-arrhythmics or anti-coagulants.
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Last updated Oct 6, 2018
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