My mom is now in afib again. Doctors want to do a cardiac conversion tomorrow shock her I guess. Now remember she has copd, CHF and is a diabetic with fluids around lungs and organs. How serious is this procedure? Should I be present for the conversion? I
Cardioversion safe. A cardioversion is a procedure used to restore sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation. It is usually a safe procedure performed with minimal anesthesia, usually versed or propofol. The key important thing is that she has been on blood thinners for an appropriate period of time to prevent a stroke. Sometimes antiarrhythmic medication is administered afterwards to maintain sinus rhythm.
Update on my mom. She still in hospital it's been a month now. Remember she has copd, CHF and is a diabetic and in & out of afib a lot. Also has fluid retention but can't increase dierutics because kidneys act up. They were going to do a heart cath but he
See below. Need to check renal parameters. Read more...