6 doctors weighed in:
Why does the doctor sync with the R waves for sync cardioversion?
6 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Safety
An electrical shock at the wrong time during the cardiac cycle can unduce ventricular fibrillation, a potentially life threatening dysrhythmia.
Syncing the timing of the electrical discharge helps prevent this from occurring.

In brief: Safety
An electrical shock at the wrong time during the cardiac cycle can unduce ventricular fibrillation, a potentially life threatening dysrhythmia.
Syncing the timing of the electrical discharge helps prevent this from occurring.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Sweta Chandela
Synchronization is done to prevent R on T phenomena which can induce ventricular fibrillation , a dangerous arrhythmia
Dr. Sweta Chandela
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Prevent
To prevent dangerous arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation which can be induce if the the shock is not correctly synced with cardiac cycle r and t waves.

In brief: Prevent
To prevent dangerous arrhythmia called ventricular fibrillation which can be induce if the the shock is not correctly synced with cardiac cycle r and t waves.
Dr. Sweta Chandela
Dr. Sweta Chandela
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Umesh Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine - Cardiology
38 years in practice
1M people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors