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Who can have cardioversion?
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Dr. Irv Loh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh
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Dr. George Mathew
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See below
Somebody who has a fib-flutter , svt , or ventricular tachycardia!

In brief: See below
Somebody who has a fib-flutter , svt , or ventricular tachycardia!
Dr. George Mathew
Dr. George Mathew
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