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What results can be expected from a successful cardioversion?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Back 2 normal rhythm

Successful cardioversion, by delivering electrical energy externally to the heart, should interrupt the abnormal rhythm, and "reset" the heart's rhythm by allowing the usual route of electricity generation/transmission to take over again.
Any symptoms caused by the irregular rhythm (palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pressure, dizziness) should immediately vanish at that point.

In brief: Back 2 normal rhythm

Successful cardioversion, by delivering electrical energy externally to the heart, should interrupt the abnormal rhythm, and "reset" the heart's rhythm by allowing the usual route of electricity generation/transmission to take over again.
Any symptoms caused by the irregular rhythm (palpitations, shortness of breath, fatigue, chest pressure, dizziness) should immediately vanish at that point.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Jason Klein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Rhythm

For cardioversion from atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm success would be restoration of normal conduction.
Patient may notice decreased palpitations, less fatigue, less dizziness, less shortness of breath and other symptoms.

In brief: Rhythm

For cardioversion from atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm success would be restoration of normal conduction.
Patient may notice decreased palpitations, less fatigue, less dizziness, less shortness of breath and other symptoms.
Dr. Jason Klein
Dr. Jason Klein
Thank
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