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A 33-year-old member asked:

what results can be expected from a successful cardioversion?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Cardiology 20 years experience
Back 2 normal rhythm: Successful cardioversion, by delivering electrical energy externally to the heart, should interrupt the abnormal rhythm, and "reset" the heart's rhythm by allowing the usual route of electricity generation/transmission to take over again. Any symptoms caused by the irregular rhythm (palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pressure, dizziness) should immediately vanish at that point.
Dr. Jason Klein
Cardiology 17 years experience
Rhythm: For cardioversion from atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm success would be restoration of normal conduction. Patient may notice decreased palpitations, less fatigue, less dizziness, less shortness of breath and other symptoms.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

Does anyone know what treatment options a person has after an unsuccessful cardioversion?

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Dr. Howard Rubin
Cardiology 47 years experience
Cardioversion: Depends on arrhythmia but consider ablation.
A 35-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between asynchronous and synchronous cardioversion?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Heart Cycle: Synchronous is when the shock is delivered on the qrs portion of the heart cycle - it is when the heart depolarises. Asynchronous cardioversion can occur anywhere on the heart cycle.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

What is synchronized cardioversion?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
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 depolarises.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Why is it sometimes necessary to repeat cardioversion?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
See Below: If the patient has recurrent, irregular heart rate.
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A 28-year-old member asked:

How effective is cardioversion for helping af?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Cardiology 36 years experience
Effective: If the patient is an appropriate candidate: symptomatic, af unresolvable by medication only, other medical factors the cardiologist will consider, then yes, cardioversion is effective for regaining normal sinus rhythm. Like all therapies, it is not 100% effective and must be evaluated for each individual patient.

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