Success of serial external electrical cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation in maintaining sinus rhythm; a randomized study.

@article{Bertaglia2002SuccessOS,
  title={Success of serial external electrical cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation in maintaining sinus rhythm; a randomized study.},
  author={Emanuele Bertaglia and Daniele D'este and Francesca Zerbo and Franco Zoppo and Pietro Delise and Pietro Pascotto},
  journal={European heart journal},
  year={2002},
  volume={23 19},
  pages={1522-8}
}
AIMS The aim of this prospective, randomized study was to determine the efficacy of a serial external electrical cardioversion strategy in maintaining sinus rhythm after 12 months in patients with recurrent persistent atrial fibrillation. METHODS AND RESULTS Ninety patients with persistent atrial fibrillation lasting more than 72 h but less than 1 year were randomized in a one to one fashion to repetition of up to two electrical cardioversions in the event of relapse of atrial fibrillation… CONTINUE READING

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