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a case series of dual synchronous defibrilation

B L├╝deritz, D Pfeiffer, J Tebbenjohanns, W Jung
Nonpharmacologic tools to treat atrial fibrillation (AF) are direct current cardioversion, radiofrequency (RF) current catheter ablation, antiarrhythmic surgery, pacing, and atrial defibrillation. In patients with sustained AF, when no cause can be found for AF or when the associated disease is mild, an attempt should be made to restore sinus rhythm. Electrical cardioversion by synchronized direct current shock can be attempted when drugs have failed and is the first choice in acutely ill patients. Virtually all patients should be anticoagulated...
January 25, 1996: American Journal of Cardiology
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