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All Heart Over Cardioversion
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
Palpitations: You are having palpitations, which can be caused by many things, including thyroid issues, anxiety, arrhythmias, caffeine, hypoglycemia, among many other things. You need to be evaluated both with blood tests and possibly with a 24 hour monitor called a holter monitor to see what the heart is doing during these episodes from an electrical standpoint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In general no: If the heart rhythm problem is any type of heart block (first degree av block, second degree av block, or complete heart block), cardioversion won't help. Having said that, certain types of cardiac rhythm problem (such as atrioventricular nodal reentrant tachycardia (avnrt)) can in rare cases look like a fast heart rhythm with a long pr interval. These a cardioversion could correct. ...Read more
Should all heart tachycardias with rates over 150 have synchronized cardioversion as soon as possible?
No not all: It depends on how the person is tolerating the rhythm; are they hypotensive, or in CHF or having chest pain? If so then there is no time to waste and if it is an non sinus rhytm then cardioversion chemically or electrically may be indicated. In a new born it may be a normal heart rate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What other measures may be successful in restoring the normal heart rhythm if cardioversion is not successful?
Sir i m patient of af . Medical cardioversion was done on 22/7/12. Now i m fine but some times i feel disturbance of heart beat which continue for hrs?
No: A pr interval represents the time of conduction from the time it originates in the sa node, depolarizes the atria causing contraction and reaches the av node. A cardioversion is a procedure to shock the heart back into a normal rhythm and does not correct intrinsic pathway defects. A pacemaker is used for that purpose when necessary, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer