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Developed arythmia 18 months ago. Didn't have insurance at the time, so I let it go. Was still able to run, play soccer, swim. My Prime care physician recommended cardioversion....but that failed twice. Finally, Oct 1st of 2014, I had a 6 1/2 hour ablatio

Developed arythmia 18 months ago. Didn't have insurance at the time, so I let it go. Was still able to run, play soccer, swim. My Prime care physician recommended cardioversion....but that failed twice. Finally, Oct 1st of 2014, I had a 6 1/2 hour ablatio

Happy to help but: Can you try to focus in on the question but limited too much information, as otherwise it's unclear as to exactly what your question is. If you feel like it is rather complex, consider a formal consultation through HealthTap Prime. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Cardioversion (Definition)

Electrical conversion ...Read more


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What are the steps of an elective cardioversion?

What are the steps of an elective cardioversion?

Check list: I'm assuming this is for atrial fib? Full anticoagulation for at least 4 weeks. Nothing by mouth 4 hours before. Pads and monitor leads placed on chest and/or back. Iv line secured. Iv sedation. Synchronized cardioversion. Supervision till awake. Home. ...Read more

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What is the role of the doctor in an elective cardioversion?

See Below: The doctor determines the suitability of the procedure by coordinating the indications and administers the procedure. ...Read more

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How is a cardioversion administered?

With paddles: The patient is sedated in preparation for the shock. Paddles are placed on the chest once the patient is asleep, and a properly timed shock is delivered to restore normal rhythm. Sedation is allowed to wear off. ...Read more

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What is a sync cardioversion?

Timed shock: This is a cardioversion (shock) given to the heart that is timed to a certain point in the cardiac cycle so that the heart rhythm can be reset without causing further rhythm problems. This is the most common type of shock delivered for rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the pros and cons of cardioversion?

Complex: I'm assuming you are referring to cardioversion for af. The benefits of cardioversion are the restoration of normal rhythm. The risks are: (1) stroke (must be anticoagulated before the procedure) (2) won't work (many patients will go back into af either immediately or over time; meds may help this) (3) pain (short, general anesthesia is usually used). ...Read more

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How effective is cardioversion for helping af?

How effective is cardioversion for helping af?

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. ...Read more

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Can cardioversion result in death?

Can cardioversion result in death?

Yes: There are complications of cardioversion such as stroke or rhythm problems that rarely could result in death. ...Read more

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How long does someone have to say hospitalized after cardioversion?

How long does someone have to say hospitalized after cardioversion?

Out patient: Elective cardioversion is an out pt procedure. The anesthesia is the rate limiting step. If pts recover as expected then pts are discharged a couple of hrs after the cardioversion. ...Read more

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