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Will My Life Be Normal Again After 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
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
What other measures may be successful in restoring the normal heart rhythm if cardioversion is not successful?
May atrial flutter can be normal for forever with shock cardioversion treatment? or it just temporaly?
How many times can you perform cardioversion to revert atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm?
There is no limit: However, there is not much point in doing it repeatedly if the patient continues to go back into fibrillation especially if on medicine to maintain normal rhythm. Patients can do quite well even if in fibrillation as long as the heart rate is controlled with medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many times can cardioversion be performed on an individual to revert atrial fib to normal sinus rhythm?
Almost anyone: If there is any compromise in bp, consciousness, breathing, anyone can be cardioverted. If more chronic, then making sure there is a low probability of a clot inside the heart (that could be disrupted and cause an embolic event), sorting the need for prophylactic blood thinning to avoid a clot, making sure the atria (upper heart chambers) are not too large (reduced success) help select patients. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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