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What are the risks that exist during a cardioversion?
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Dr. Daniel Zanger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cardioversion
Primary is stroke from dislodging clot from the left atrium .
., there is an risk from the sedation.

In brief: Cardioversion
Primary is stroke from dislodging clot from the left atrium .
., there is an risk from the sedation.
Dr. Daniel Zanger
Dr. Daniel Zanger
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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: See below
It's extremely safe on the whole.
The most common risk is related to the sedation meds--i.e. Suppression of respiration, aspiration of oral secretions into the airway; or rare idiosyncratic reactions. The primary cardiac risk is stroke, if pre-formed clot in the heart is squeezed out after conversion. This can be prevented by use of blood thinners ahead of time, or checking for clot with imaging.

In brief: See below
It's extremely safe on the whole.
The most common risk is related to the sedation meds--i.e. Suppression of respiration, aspiration of oral secretions into the airway; or rare idiosyncratic reactions. The primary cardiac risk is stroke, if pre-formed clot in the heart is squeezed out after conversion. This can be prevented by use of blood thinners ahead of time, or checking for clot with imaging.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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