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What patient conditions require immediate cardioversion?

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Dr. Andrew Chung
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: V-Fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation is not compatible with life.

In brief: V-Fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation is not compatible with life.
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Dr. Mark Gujer
Anesthesiology

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There are really two types of electrical shock to the heart.
Synchronized cardioversion is used to convert a rhythm that generally is still allowing blood flow out of the heart. Defibrillation is used to revive a heart that has either ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia and there is no or very low blood flow. Cardioversion times the event with the heart rhythm also.

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There are really two types of electrical shock to the heart.
Synchronized cardioversion is used to convert a rhythm that generally is still allowing blood flow out of the heart. Defibrillation is used to revive a heart that has either ventricular fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia and there is no or very low blood flow. Cardioversion times the event with the heart rhythm also.
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