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Doctor insights on: What Patient Conditions Require Immediate Cardioversion

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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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Why would a patient need a cardioversion?

Symptomatic arrhythm: Symptomatic arrhythmia, including vt, afib, aflutter, or even svt. ...Read more

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Should transesophageal echocardiography be performed in all patients before cardioversion?

Should transesophageal echocardiography be performed in all patients before cardioversion?

It depends.: If the patient has been on a blood thinner for at least 4 weeks then most of the time, it is not necessary. However if the patient is not on a blood thinner, then tee is recommended to detect clot(s) in the heart. ...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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How long is a cardioversion?

Less than 30 minutes: Sedation is given to the patient and an electrical shock is then given to cardiovert the heart back into a regular rhythym.This procedure usually is quite guick lasting in total 30 minutes or less. Delivery of the shock takes 2 seconds and then waiting to see if the rhythym has converted from one shock or reguires several more takes time. Time is then needed for the patient to be fully awake. ...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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What disorders can cardioversion be used to treat?

What disorders can cardioversion be used to treat?

Several: Cardioversion can convert most ventricular arrhythmias (i.e. Originating from bottom part of the heart) to normal rhythm, and several supraventricular (i.e. From top part of the heart). Atrial fibrillation is the most commonly cardioverted rhythm, with very high success rates. Other supraventricular rhythms (e.g. Psvt, atrial tachycardia, avnrt) can also be treated, though not as reliably. ...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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Is cardioversion risky? Is it an established procedure?

Is cardioversion risky? Is it an established procedure?

Shocks the heart: Cardioversion is the process of shocking the heart, usually to get it to stop some type of arrhythmia (or irregular heartbeat) and resume a regular heart beat ... If used when the heartbeat is regular, it can cause an arrhythmia that may be life-threatening, such as ventricular fibrillation ... ...Read more

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