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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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Cardioversion (Definition)

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Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

Atleast 3-4 times a week when I wake up my hearts racing at well over 100 bpm. What causes this?

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 more

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When in the heart cycle is the shock delivered during cardioversion?

When in the heart cycle is the shock delivered during cardioversion?

Sync or non-sync: It depends whether it is synchronous or asynchronos. 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. ...Read more

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Can cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rate and rhythm?

Can cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rate and rhythm?

It can : Cardioversion can be used to correct an abnormal rhythm such as atrial fibrillation. Sometimes, however, the procedure does not correct the situation. In such cases, medications may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rythym due to prolonged pr interval? Help please?

Can cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rythym due to prolonged pr interval? Help please?

No: Prolonged pr interval is often a normal finding but may be seen with 1st degree AV block or with Wenckebach. These rhythms are not cardioverted. ...Read more

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Is it possible that cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rythm due to prolonged pr interval?

Is it possible that cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rythm due to prolonged pr interval?

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

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Should all heart tachycardias with rates over 150 have synchronized cardioversion as soon as possible?

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 more

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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?

Paroxysmal AF: You probably still has paroxysmal or intermittent af and requires further monitoring by holter monitor or event recorder. Notify your doctor as you may need treatment to prevent recurrent attacks and other treatment such as anti coagulant. ...Read more

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Does cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rhythm due to prolonged pr interval?

Does cardioversion correct an abnormal heart rhythm due to prolonged pr interval?

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 more

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