Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Am J Cardiol. 1997 Mar 15;79(6):815-6.

Prospective assessment of the minimum energy needed for external electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation.

Author information

1
University of Marseille, School of Medicine, France.

Abstract

This study demonstrates that shocks <200 J often are effective for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (AF). Lower energy shocks are more likely to be effective when the AF is <24 hours in duration or in patients with idiopathic AF.

PMID:
9070570
DOI:
10.1016/s0002-9149(96)00879-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center