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Med Clin North Am. 2008 Jan;92(1):101-20, xi.

Electrical and pharmacologic cardioversion for atrial fibrillation.

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  • 1Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology, Section of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, University of Chicago Hospitals, University of Chicago, 5758 South Maryland Avenue MC9024, Chicago, IL 60637, USA.


In this article, electrical and pharmacologic cardioversion for atrial fibrillation is described in detail. Indications for cardioversion and management of pericardioversion anticoagulation also are discussed. Finally, management strategies for immediate recurrence of atrial fibrillation and cardioversion failure are offered.

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