Predictors of success and effect of biphasic energy on electrical cardioversion in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation.

@article{Alegret2007PredictorsOS,
  title={Predictors of success and effect of biphasic energy on electrical cardioversion in patients with persistent atrial fibrillation.},
  author={Josep Maria Alegret and Xavier Vi{\~n}olas and Jaume Sagrist{\'a} and Antonio Hern{\'a}ndez-Madrid and Luisa Gonz{\'a}lez P{\'e}rez and Xavier Sabat{\'e} and Llu{\'i}s Mont and Alfonso Medina},
  journal={Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={
          942-6
        }
}
AIMS We sought predictors of successful electrical cardioversion (ECV) and the effect of biphasic energy in patients considered candidates for rhythm control. METHODS AND RESULTS The patients were drawn from a registry, which included prospectively 1355 consecutive patients with persistent atrial fibrillation who underwent ECV in 96 Spanish hospitals. Successful ECV was considered excluding patients with an early relapse. Factors related to successful cardioversion were evaluated using… CONTINUE READING

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Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology • 2006