Anterior-posterior electrode position led to more cardioversion success in atrial fibrillation
- 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...
- Advantages of DC cardioversion for patients with atrial fibrillation. Linden, Belinda // British Journal of Cardiac Nursing;Jul2009, Vol. 4 Issue 7, p326
A summary of the research article "The prognosis of patients with atrial fibrillation is improved when sinus rhythm is restored: report from the Stockholm Cohort of atrial Fibrillation (SCAF)," by I. Friberg, N. Hammer, N. Edvardsson, and M. Rosenqvist, is presented. Researchers found that...
- Detection of Recurrent Atrial Fibrillation Utilizing Novel Technology. Hickey, Kathleen T.; Dizon, Jose; Frulla, Ashton // JAFIB: Journal of Atrial Fibrillation;Dec2013/Jan2014, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p50
The true prevalence of AF is likely underestimated because episodes are often sporadic and challenging to detect in a "real world" setting. This case report will describe a 58-year-old atrial fibrillation patient with multiple cardiac risk factors. After two ablations and one cardioversion, the...