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How Do People Feel A Day Or Two After A 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
A stroke: There is a risk of a clot getting loose from the heart and if it travels to the brain, a stroke could develop. As medications used for anesthesia are rather short lived it would be unlikely that the medication would cause the mental status change except very transiently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Completely!: Cardioversion is an extremely well-tolerated procedure, to force the heart back into a normal rhythm. The electricity used is generally a low dose, and there is no known lasting adverse effects to the heart from this. For someone suffering symptoms from an abnormal heart rhythm, the symptoms should be 100% eliminated after successful cardioversion, i.e. Back to your old self completely! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vigorous exercise: I can't be 100% sure of what you are trying to get at so I am going to assume that someone was told not to do vigorous exercise following cardioversion. That being said, there is no formal guideline on this subject as far as i know. Your doctor decides what kind and how "vigorous" exercise can be after you are converted. I am used to patients being generally allowed to get back to business. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: It is not typical to require a stress test after a cardioversion. Sometimes it is important to evaluate for possible underlying causes of a rhythm problem including coronary artery disease. At other times, it is important to evaluate for possible side effects to antiarrhythmic drugs via stress testing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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