direct current cardioversion


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direct current cardioversion

Cardiology The use of 100-300 J–or higher electrical pulses to convert a cardiac arrhythmia into a normal pattern. Cf Chemical cardioversion.
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In a Phase 2b clinical study, vanoxerine demonstrated statistically significant improvement in converting from atrial fibrillation to normal sinus rhythm -- with response rates for a 400 mg dose approaching those typically achieved with direct current cardioversion.
Direct current cardioversion does not cause cardiac damage: evidence from cardiac troponin T estimation.
Direct current cardioversion and transesophageal overdrive pacing are safe methods to attempt restoration of sinus rhythm.

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