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How effective is cardioversion in helping af?

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Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: A good start

Cardioversion is a great first step in managing AF.
The procedure is generally very low risk and is highly effective at restoring normal rhythm. The hard part is maintaining normal rhythm. The heart tends to want to go back into AF without rhythm controlling medications or elimination of the trigger for AF (such as excess alcohol, uncontrolled blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.).

In brief: A good start

Cardioversion is a great first step in managing AF.
The procedure is generally very low risk and is highly effective at restoring normal rhythm. The hard part is maintaining normal rhythm. The heart tends to want to go back into AF without rhythm controlling medications or elimination of the trigger for AF (such as excess alcohol, uncontrolled blood pressure, sleep apnea, etc.).
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
Dr. Ilyas Colombowala
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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Can be very

Very effective if the af is short or medium duration and the left atrium is less than 4.
5cm.

In brief: Can be very

Very effective if the af is short or medium duration and the left atrium is less than 4.
5cm.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Joshua Buckler
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Often first line

It can be very effective, although there in increasing use of and data to support atrial fibrillation ablation as an alternative.

In brief: Often first line

It can be very effective, although there in increasing use of and data to support atrial fibrillation ablation as an alternative.
Dr. Joshua Buckler
Dr. Joshua Buckler
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