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Cardioversion

Cardioversion

Last Reviewed : 12/24/2020
Cardioversion

The conversion of a cardiac rhythm or electrical pattern to another, generally from an abnormal one to a normal one. It can be accomplished by using medications or by electrical shock with a special defibrillator. It is used to treat many types of fast and/or irregular heart rhythms. Most often, cardioversion is used to treat atrial fibrillation or atrial flutter. Life-saving cardioversion can be used to treat ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation. Abnormal heart rhythms are slightly more common in men than in women and the prevalence of abnormal heart rhythms, especially atrial fibrillation, increases with age. Atrial fibrillation is relatively uncommon in people under age 20.

 

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Basic information

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1834044-overview. Medscape, synchronized electrical cardioversion

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/80564-overview. Medscape, defibrillation and cardioversion

http://patient.info/in/doctor/defibrillation-and-cardioversion. Patient, defibrillation and cardioversion

http://www.heart.org/heartorg/conditions/arrhythmia/preventiontreatmentofarrhythmia/cardioversion_ucm_447318_article.jsp#.v7aweph97iu. American heart association, cardioversion

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/007110.htm. Medline plus, cardioversion

http://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cardioversion/basics/definition/prc-20012879. Mayo clinic, cardioversion

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/facts-about-cardioversion. Webmd, the facts about cardioversion

http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/cardiovascular-disorders/arrhythmias-and-conduction-disorders/direct-current-dc-cardioversion-defibrillation. Merck manual, direct-current (dc) cardioversion-defibrillation

http://www.bupa.co.uk/health-information/directory/c/cardioversion. Bupa, cardioversion

http://myafibexperience.org/healthcare-office/treatment/electrocardioversion. Aha, using electrical cardioversion for atrial fibrillation

http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/heart_health/therapies-procedures/cardioversion.aspx. Cardioversion

http://www.metealpaslan.com/ecg/carddefiben.htm. Doctorecg.com, electrical cardioversion - defibrillation



Advanced information

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/106/22/e176. Aha journals, circulation, cardioversion

http://www.aafp.org/afp/1998/0801/p471.html. American family physician, drugs for conversion of atrial fibrillation

http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1895235. Jama, time to cardioversion for acute atrial fibrillation and thromboembolic complications

https://www.radcliffecardiology.com/articles/optimal-anticoagulation-strategy-cardioversion-atrial-fibrillation. Optimal anticoagulation strategy for cardioversion in atrial fibrillation

https://www.healthplexus.net/article/cardioversion-%e2%80%9ckick-start%e2%80%9d-heart-normal-sinus-rhythm. Healthplexus, cardioversion to “kick-start” a heart to normal sinus rhythm



Research

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/s0735109713025266. Science direct, thromboembolic complications after cardioversion of acute atrial fibrillation : the fincv (finnish cardioversion) study, doi:10.1016/j.jacc.2013.04.089

http://content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1127044. Jacc, role of transesophageal echocardiography-guided cardioversion of patients with atrial fibrillation, j am coll cardiol. 2001 ; 37(3) : 691-704. Doi:10.1016/s0735-1097(00)01178-5

http://www.revespcardiol.org/en/external-and-internal-electrical-cardioversion/articulo/13029369/. External and internal electrical cardioversion: comparative, prospective evaluation of cell damage by means of troponin i, rev esp cardiol. 2002;55:227-34 - vol. 55 num.03

http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=s0066-782x2006000300006&script=sci_arttext&tlng=en. Scielo, electrical cardioversion and myocardial injury: evaluation by new cardiac injury markers, http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/s0066-782x2006000300006


http://www.eplabdigest.com/articles/%e2%80%9ctricks-trade%e2%80%9d-achieving-successful-result-those-who-fail-standard-electrical-cardioversion. “tricks of the trade” in achieving a successful result for those who fail standard electrical cardioversion

http://heart.bmj.com/content/86/5/571.2.full. Role of conscious sedation for external cardioversion, heart 2001; 86:571-572 doi:10.1136/heart.86.5.571a

http://www.hindawi.com/journals/crp/2011/983937/. Review article, esophageal electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation: when esophagus gives a help to cardiologists, http://dx.doi.org/10.4061/2011/983937

http://bmccardiovascdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2261-12-85. Biomed central, rhythm-af: design of an international registry on cardioversion of atrial fibrillation and characteristics of participating centers, bmc cardiovascular disorders 2012 12:85, doi: 10.1186/1471-2261-12-85, crijns et al.

Http://www.jafib.com/published.php?type=full&id=654&is=previous_issue&f=full. Jafib, role of left ventricular diastolic dysfunction in predicting atrial fibrillation recurrence after successful electrical cardioversion

http://bmccardiovascdisord.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2261-12-107. Biomed central, upstream therapy with statin and recurrence of atrial fibrillation after electrical cardioversion. Review of the literature and meta-analysis, bmc cardiovascular disorders 2012 12:107, doi: 10.1186/1471-2261-12-107, loffredo et al.



Related topics

http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/crv. Nih, what is cardioversion?

Http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/crv/whoneeds. Nih, who needs cardioversion?

Https://acls-algorithms.com/synchronized-and-unsynchronized-cardioversion/. Acls algorithms, synchronized vs. Unsynchronized cardioversion

https://www.thrombosisadviser.com/en/atrial-fibrillation/anticoagulation-in-cardioversion/. The role of anticoagulation in cardioversion

http://www.meht.nhs.uk/services/a-z-of-clinical-services/c-services/cardiac-centre-cardiology-services/welcome-to-the-angio-suite/dc-cardioversion-information/. Dc cardioversion information



Other articles

https://acls.com/free-resources/tachycardia/about-synchronized-cardioversion. About synchronized cardioversion

http://emcrit.org/pulmcrit/cardiogenic-shock-following-cardioversion-of-atrial-flutter/. Pulmcrit, cardiogenic shock following cardioversion of atrial flutter

http://www.fpnotebook.com/cv/procedure/synchrnzdcrdvrsn.htm. Synchronized cardioversion

http://apps.med.buffalo.edu/procedures/cardioversion.asp?p=5. Electrical cardioversion



Other helpful resources

https://www.bhf.org.uk/heart-health/treatments/cardioversion. British heart foundation

http://www.hrsonline.org/patient-resources/treatment/cardioversion. Heart rhythm society

http://www.heartandstroke.on.ca/site/c.pvi3ienwjwe/b.4010273/k.510d/heart_disease__cardioversion_therapy.htm. Heart and stroke foundation

https://www.escardio.org/guidelines-&-education/journals-and-publications/esc-journals-family/e-journal-of-cardiology-practice/volume-11/cardioversion-in-atrial-fibrillation-described. European society of cardiology

https://healthunlocked.com/afassociation/posts. Af association

http://www.myheart.org.uk/tag/cardioversion/. My heart, support group


Related videos

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i0n8sedraq. Youtube, cardioversion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jkhq5tl2fs. Youtube, electrical cardioversion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiefxj8qhxw. Youtube, atrial fibrillation cardioversion


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc_i8zuclmq. Youtube, cardioversion (for atrial fibrillation)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rcg6ce7p18. Youtube, synchronized cardioversion
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2aurdfbyt0. Youtube, pacemakers, defibrillators, cardioversion


Presentation/quiz/newspaper articles

http://www.slideshare.net/ismahharon/defibrillation-cardioversion-and-pacing. Slideshare, defibrillation, cardioversion and pacing

http://www.slideshare.net/mohammed1992/mohammed-awwad-defibrillation-and-cardioversion. Slideshare, defibrillation and cardioversion

https://prezi.com/cbvz6uhgybr6/electrical-cardioversion-of-atrial-fibrillation-in-a-newfoun/. Prezi, electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

http://www.slideshare.net/drpranav1/cardioversion-54611129. Slideshare, cardioversion

https://ambulance.qld.gov.au/%5cdocs%5cclinical%5ccpp%5ccpp_synchronised%20cardioversion.pdf. Cardiac/ synchronised cardioversion

http://a-fib.com/treatments-for-atrial-fibrillation/cardioversion/. A-fib.com

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