Asked by: Kristoffer Garcia Rio
asked in category: General Last Updated: 6th February, 2020

When should you do cardioversion?

Cardioversion procedures are usually scheduled in advance, although if your symptoms are severe, you may need to have cardioversion in an emergency setting. You typically can't eat or drink anything for about 8 hours before your procedure.

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Furthermore, how long does cardioversion last?

Cardioversion is less successful if you have had atrial fibrillation for longer than 1 year. After this treatment, about 9 out of 10 people get back into a normal heart rhythm right away. But for many people, atrial fibrillation returns. Normal rhythm may last less than a day or for weeks or months.

Additionally, how will I feel after cardioversion? After cardioversion, you may have redness, like a sunburn, where the patches were. The medicines you got to make you sleepy may make you feel drowsy for the rest of the day. Your doctor may have you take medicines to help the heart beat normally and to prevent blood clots.

Keeping this in consideration, when should you Cardiovert?

Synchronized cardioversion is used to treat other arrhythmias, including atrial fibrillation (AF), atrial flutter and stable ventricular tachycardia when medications have failed to convert the rhythm, or when the patient is becoming unstable and the rhythm must be immediately terminated.

What should I do after cardioversion?

Do not drive until the day after a cardioversion. You can eat and drink when you feel ready to. Your doctor may have you take medicines daily to help the heart beat in a normal way and to prevent blood clots.

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