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- Cardioversion for atrial fibrillation: the views of consultant physicians, geriatricians and... Mead, Gillian E.; Elder, Andrew T. // Age & Ageing;Jan1999, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p72
Investigates the views of hospital consultants about cardioversion for atrial fibrillation. Postal questionnaires sent to consultants in Scotland; Variation in medical practices; Need for development of consensus guidelines.
- Evaluation of a protocol to select patients of all ages for cardioversion from atrial fibrillation. Lawson-Matthew, Peter J.; Ionescu, Adrian; McHugh, Patrick; Channer, Kevin S. // Age & Ageing;Jul97, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p247
Presents a study which audited the success of a protocol for selecting patients for cardioversion from atrial fibrillation. Insight on the prevalence of atrial fibrillation in age groups; What is atrial fibrillation associated with; Details on the decision protocol.
- Cardioversion Of Atrial Fibrillation And Oral Anticoagulation. Airaksinen, K. E. Juhani // JAFIB: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation;Oct/Nov2015, Vol. 8 Issue 3, p89
The risk of thromboembolic events is a major concern in cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. The vast majority of these events occur in the first week following cardioversion. Processes promoting thrombus formation occur early and thrombus may appear in the left atrium within 48 hours of atrial...
- CARDIOVERSION OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION. Lip, Gregory Y.H.; Watson, Robert D.S. // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);1/13/96, Vol. 312 Issue 7023, p112
Focuses on the cardioversion of atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm. Suitability for cardioversion; Electrical cardioversion; Pharmacological cardioversion and antiarrhythmic treatment; Thromboembolism; Management after cardioversion.
- Significant prolongation of atrial monophasic action potential duration: short-term reverse electrophysiological changes after internal cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Korte, Thomas; Niehaus, Michael; Borchert, Gabriele; Tebbenjohanns, Jürgen // Cardiovascular Research;Mar2002, Vol. 53 Issue 4, p944
Objective: Since short action potentials and short refractory periods facilitate the induction of atrial reentry, this maladaptation has been proposed as the pathophysiological basis of the frequent immediate recurrences of atrial fibrillation (IRAF) after internal cardioversion. However,...
- TREATMENT OF ATRIAL FIBRILLATION. Blaauw, Y.; Van Gelder, I.C.; Crijns, H.J.G.M. // Heart;Oct2002, Vol. 88 Issue 4, p432
Discusses key issues concerning the treatment of atrial fibrillation, the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice. Arrhythmia mechanisms; Pharmacologic and electrical cardioversion; Non-pharmacological management of atrial fibrillation.
- A new piece of puzzle: inflammation in the prediction of recurrence after successful electrical cardioversion in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Balta, Şevket; Ünlü, Murat; Demirkol, Sait; Çelik, Turgay; Arıbas, Alpay; Akıllı, Hakan; Kayrak, Mehmet // Anatolian Journal of Cardiology / Anadolu Kardiyoloji Dergisi;Jun2013, Vol. 13 Issue 4, p403
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Can Neutrophil/Lymphocyte Ratio Predict Recurrence After Electrical Cardioversion in Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation?" by A. Aribas and colleagues in the December 7, 2012 issue, including a response from one of the authors of the...
- Anterior-posterior electrode position led to more cardioversion success in atrial fibrillation. Kirchhof, P.; Eckardt, L.; Loh, P.; Newman, David // ACP Journal Club;May/Jun2003, Vol. 138 Issue 3, p61
Summarizes a study that examined whether anterior-posterior electrode position improves cardioversion success in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation. Characterization of the patients; Main results of the study; Link between pressure increases and lower atrial defibrillation.
- Finding what you seek: Analyzing therapies for nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Pauker, Stephen G.; Eckman, Mark H. // Annals of Internal Medicine;04/20/99, Vol. 130 Issue 8, p690
Editorial. Discusses E. Catherwood and colleagues' study on the cost-effectiveness of cardioversion and antiarrhythmic therapy in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Importance of cardioversion as the first-line therapy; Stratification of the risk for embolic stroke in patients; Proarrythmic...