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Is synchronized cardioversion the most effective treatment for cardiac arrest?

Maybe. Synchronized cardioversion implies that a regular and organized cardiac rhythm is present. Most patients with cardiac arrest have ventricular fibrillation. Cardioversion of ventricular fibrillation does not require synchronization. In the case of ventricular tachycardia where a regular rhythm is present, synchronization is required. Read more...
Depends. Most cardiac arrests are treated with defibrillation. Cardioversions are used for arrythmias rapid heart rate) where the person still has a pulse and is awake but is rapidly deteriorating (losing consciousness, short of breath, chest pain) and the cardioversion syncs with the person's rapid heart rate. In cardiac arrest the person is unconscious and has no pulse and the heart is in v-tach/fib. Read more...

Is an aed useful in effectively treatment for sudden cardiac arrest to synchronize cardioversion?

No . AED effectively treats cardiac arrest if due to ventricular fibrillation by giving an unsynchronized shock once the AED machine recognizes the rhythm as v-fib. A more sophisticated machine is needed for a synchronized shock to convert from rhythms such as atrial fib or flutter to normal sinus. Read more...