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.

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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]
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cardioversion

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

car·di·o·ver·sion

n. cardioversión, restauración del ritmo sinusal normal del corazón por medio de una corriente directa.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cardioversion

n cardioversión f; synchronized electrical — cardioversión eléctrica sincronizada
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However, recurrence of AF after elective cardioversion is commonly reported in literature, where 60% of the patients have been said to experience recurrence within first three months2.
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It is often refractory to conventional medical therapy and is not usually responsive to direct current cardioversion. Due to the fact that antiarrhythmic medications are associated with the adverse effects of proarrhythmic or refractory hypotension, the use of these agents may further deteriorate the condition of patients with tachyarrhythmias.
Treatment with Brinavess also significantly decreased the use of electric cardioversion, with 84.1% of patients avoiding electric cardioversion and all adverse events related to this procedure.
In the external validation cohort of 51 patients undergoing cardioversion, the algorithm's sensitivity and specificity were 98.0 and 90.2 percent, respectively.
One of the available therapy methods is the electric cardioversion, which is an effective way to restore the sinus rhythm [4].
External electrical cardioversion (ECV) is a short and painful procedure for treating cardiac dysrhythmias.
Key words: Ventricular arrhythmias, Ischemic cardiomyopathy, Electrical cardioversion, Pharmacological cardio version.
Harri Hemila of the University of Helsinki and Timo Suonsyrja of Helsinki University Central Hospital reviewed 14 randomized trials involving a total of 2,006 cardiac surgery patients and one trial that investigated atrial fibrillation recurrence following successful cardioversion (correction of cardiac arrhythmia) in 44 patients.