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Cardioversion Methods and Outcomes - Cardioversion and Ablation

Author: Jassin M. Jouria, MD
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CE: 2.5 hours Pharmacology: 0.5 hour
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Course Summary

Atrial arrhythmias are serious disorders that can cause an irregular and/or rapid heartbeat, which can lead to serious clinical sequelae. Atrial fibrillation is an example of an atrial arrhythmia that can lead to blood clots, stroke, or heart failure. Electrical cardioversion and ablation are two procedures that can minimize these risks and treat atrial arrhythmia. Each of these treatments have risks and neither offers a complete success rate, but they can be very effective in providing greater quality of life, and extending the life expectancy of patients. This is the second in a three-part series on cardioversion and ablation.

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Course Syllabus

I.            Introduction
II.          Electrical Cardioversion
1.   Synchronized Cardioversion
2.   Unsynchronized Cardioversion
3.   Chemical Cardioversion
III.        Anticoagulation
IV.         Sedation And Intravenous Procedure
1.   Preparation and Sedation Types
2.   Analgesia
V.           External Cardioversion
VI.         Internal Cardioversion
VII.      Recovery Phase
VIII.    Risks Of Cardioversion
IX.         Cardioversion Success Rate
X.           Summary


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