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What must the someone do in advance of an elective cardioversion?
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Relax
Hello b311a - not much that you can do - just relax and trust your doctor.

In brief: Relax
Hello b311a - not much that you can do - just relax and trust your doctor.
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
Dr. Budi Bahureksa
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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Follow instructions
Prior to an elective cardioversion (for af) your md will have you take an anticoagulant and possibly an antiarrhythmic med.
If you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) your md will want to make sure your INR is above 2.0 for at least 3 weeks. Eat nothing after midnight and take all meds as prescribed with a sip of water the morning of the procedure. You should take an anticoagulant for at least another month.

In brief: Follow instructions
Prior to an elective cardioversion (for af) your md will have you take an anticoagulant and possibly an antiarrhythmic med.
If you are taking coumadin, (warfarin) your md will want to make sure your INR is above 2.0 for at least 3 weeks. Eat nothing after midnight and take all meds as prescribed with a sip of water the morning of the procedure. You should take an anticoagulant for at least another month.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Dr. Samuel Hahn
Thank
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