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What is the success rate of cardioversion with medication for arythmia ?

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia ii, do, ms
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics 22 years experience
Underlying issues: The success of cardioversion, whether electrical or with medication, depends on the physical condition of the heart as well as the severity of any other conditions such as heart/lung disease or diabetes.
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
I agree with Dr. Fronzaglia. If you're referring to atrial fibrillation, it also depends on the duration of the arrhythmia. If it's >6 months, the long term success rate is very poor.
Feb 7, 2012

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