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Can you tell me the pros and cons of cardioversion?
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Complex
I'm assuming you are referring to cardioversion for af.
The benefits of cardioversion are the restoration of normal rhythm. The risks are: (1) stroke (must be anticoagulated before the procedure) (2) won't work (many patients will go back into af either immediately or over time; meds may help this) (3) pain (short, general anesthesia is usually used).

In brief: Complex
I'm assuming you are referring to cardioversion for af.
The benefits of cardioversion are the restoration of normal rhythm. The risks are: (1) stroke (must be anticoagulated before the procedure) (2) won't work (many patients will go back into af either immediately or over time; meds may help this) (3) pain (short, general anesthesia is usually used).
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Cardioversion is an electrical shock treatment to correct arrhythmia, and there is a small risk of stroke and pulmonary edema with this procedure -- talk with your cardiologist.

In brief: Yes
Cardioversion is an electrical shock treatment to correct arrhythmia, and there is a small risk of stroke and pulmonary edema with this procedure -- talk with your cardiologist.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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