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Restricted or Expanded Indications for Low-Energy Internal Cardioversion?

  • M. Santini
  • C. Pandozi
  • G. Gentilucci
  • M. Villani

Abstract

Atrial fibrillation is a very common and potentially dangerous cardiac arrhythmia [1–4]. A 5-fold embolic risk in the non-rheumatic atrial fibrillation and 18-fold risk in the rheumatic group has been ascertained [5] and full anticoagulation is frequently recommended in patients with atrial fibrillation [6–8]. Furthermore the loss of atrial contraction can cause a significant hemodynamic deterioration [9,10]. Restoration of sinus rhythm seems therefore to be advisable.

Keywords

Sinus Rhythm Coronary Sinus Persistent Atrial Fibrillation Rheumatic Group Restore Sinus Rhythm 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Santini
    • 1
  • C. Pandozi
    • 1
  • G. Gentilucci
    • 1
  • M. Villani
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento delle Malattie del CuoreOspedale San Filippo NeriRomeItaly

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