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


Jassin M. Jouria, MD

Jassin M. Jouria is a medical doctor, professor of academic medicine, and medical author. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine and has completed his clinical clerkship training in various teaching hospitals throughout New York, including King’s County Hospital Center and Brookdale Medical Center, among others. Dr. Jouria has served as a test prep tutor and instructor for Kaplan. He has developed several medical courses and curricula for a variety of educational institutions. Dr. Jouria has also served on multiple levels in the academic field including faculty member and Department Chair. Dr. Jouria continues to serves as a Subject Matter Expert for several continuing education organizations covering multiple basic medical sciences.

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