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Where is digoxin held before cardioversion?

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Cardiology 56 years experience
To prevent problems: A patient on digoxin, especially of the level in the blood is a high, is more prone to get rhythm problems at the time of the shock. Holding the digoxin for a day or so tends to reduce the incidence of such problems.
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
52 years experience
Digoxin: Digoxin can cause some disturbances with electrical cardio version, we often stop the drug for a few days before depending on the situation.
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