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How risky is a cardioversion?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Low Risk

This is a very low risk procedure if proceeded by a tee, transesophogael echocardiogram.

In brief: Low Risk

This is a very low risk procedure if proceeded by a tee, transesophogael echocardiogram.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: It depends but low

The major risk is an abnormal cardiac rhythm immediately after the cardioversion, usually medication and additional shocks are given to correct the situation, this is very rare.
Stroke caused by dislodging a blood clot from the heart into the brain is another concern. Minor skin burns where the electrodes are placed are not uncommon. Depending on your age and medical problems your risk can vary.

In brief: It depends but low

The major risk is an abnormal cardiac rhythm immediately after the cardioversion, usually medication and additional shocks are given to correct the situation, this is very rare.
Stroke caused by dislodging a blood clot from the heart into the brain is another concern. Minor skin burns where the electrodes are placed are not uncommon. Depending on your age and medical problems your risk can vary.
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
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