Transoesophageal echocardiography and cardioversion: feasibility of a combined approach in clinical practice.

BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation, the most common clinically important arrhythmia, is often treated by external cardioversion preceeded by transoesophageal echo (TOE) which are usually performed as separate procedures. We performed TOE and cardioversion as a combined procedure to evaluate its safety and feasibility. METHOD 173 patients were referred for a… CONTINUE READING