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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Background Chemical cardioversion is very effective for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF) lasting less than 48 hours.
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.