chemical cardioversion

chemical cardioversion

Cardiology The use of antiarrhythmics to convert an arrhythmia into a normal pattern. See Antiarrhythmics. Cf Direct current cardioversion.
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The global atrial fibrillation treatment market was dominated by the pharmacological treatment procedures (involving anti-arrhythmic drugs, rate control drugs, chemical cardioversion and anti-coagulants) in terms of market share in 2012.
These patients typically suffer from prolonged periods of atrial fibrillation (24 hours or longer) and frequently must be hospitalized for electrical or chemical cardioversion therapy when medications have been ineffective.