Initially 75 patients were screened and found eligible to be recruited in the study, but later on 10 out of them achieved sinus rhythm by chemical cardioversion
, therefore did not proceed to electro-cardioversion, while 5 out of them were detected with a clot in the left atrial appendage during TOE performed prior to elective electro-cardioversion, so were excluded from the study.
Syncope--Syncope is defined as a sudden temporary loss of consciousness associated with a loss of postural tone, with spontaneous recovery that does not require electrical or chemical cardioversion
A literature search showed several cases of accident-induced A-Fib; one case pinpointed the car accident as the cause of the A-Fib 3 years after the accident The A-Fib, which was irreversible with shock or chemical cardioversion
, was ablated and the patient stayed in sinus rhythm and was recovering well up to the point of the second car accident.
Bilateral atrial function after chemical cardioversion
of atrial fibrillation with amiodarone: an echo-Doppler study.
Background Chemical cardioversion
is very effective for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) lasting less than 48 hours.