cardioversion


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car·di·o·ver·sion

 (kär′dē-ō-vûr′zhən)
n.
The restoration of the heartbeat to normal functioning by the application of electrical shock or by the use of medication.

car•di•o•ver•sion

(ˌkɑr di oʊˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
restoration of the normal heart rhythm by applying direct-current electrical shock.
[1970–75; cardio- + (re) version]

cardioversion

Medicine. the restoration of proper heart rhythm by electrical shock.
See also: Heart
Translations

car·di·o·ver·sion

n. cardioversión, restauración del ritmo sinusal normal del corazón por medio de una corriente directa.

cardioversion

n cardioversión f; synchronized electrical — cardioversión eléctrica sincronizada
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In the Phase 2b COR-ART study, this dose was effective in restoring sinus rhythm in greater than 80% of patients, a level approaching that of the leading intervention -- delivery of electrical shock to the heart in a procedure known as direct current (DC) cardioversion.
Bayer HealthCare today announced the inclusion of specific guidance for doctors treating patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF) undergoing cardioversion to the European Xarelto (rivaroxaban) Product Information.
Cardioversion Cardioversion Restores a normal heart rhythm for people who have certain types of abnormal heartbeats, arrhythmias, using a defibrillator.
We have read with great enthusiasm the recently published article entitled "Can neutrophil/lymphocyte ratio (N/L ratio) predict recurrence after electrical cardioversion in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF)" by Aribas et al.
At age 76, my family doctor heard the heart skip and referred me to a cardiologist who suggested a cardioversion to give me more pep.
In this multicenter Dutch study, 206 patients with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF) underwent cardioversion followed by a loading dose of amiodarone at 600 mg/day for 4 weeks and were then randomized to continuation of the antiarrhythmic agent at 200 mg/day or discontinuation of amiodarone.
Patients undergoing elective cardioversion received either intravenous fentanyl 1 [micro]g/kg (n = 33) or remifentanil 0.
Its 14 chapters cover epidemiology, etiology and pathogenesis, electrophysiological mechanisms relating to pharmacological therapy of atria fibrillation, lessons learned from preclinical models, rate control versus maintenance of sinus rhythm, strategies for rate control, anticoagulation, cardioversion, pharmacological cardioversion of atrial fibrillation, maintenance of normal sinus rhythm with antiarrhythmic drugs, device therapy, catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation, atrial fibrillation after cardiac surgery, and treatment of atrial fibrillation in the recent past and future.
Reader: In 1993, I was in AF and a cardioversion was attempted.
The condition can be stopped by a short, sharp electrical shock to the heart - a method known as electrical cardioversion, or defibrillation.
Internal cardioversion and defibrillation is a much more efficient and less traumatic procedure delivering low-energy shocks directly to the inside of the heart to terminate arrhythmias i.