Atrial Fibrillation Cardioversion

If you have an abnormal heart beat such as atrial fibrillation your physician may want you to have a treatment called cardioversion. If AF is a risk indication, terminating it would not be expected to have an impact on the clinical result. Candidate outcomes for measuring the impact of conversion and maintenance of sinus rhythm include stroke, death, ventricular function or heart failure, and symptoms.

In spite of deficient in of verification, many physicians continue to believe that restoring and maintaining sinus rhythm has a positive impact on the risk of stroke and death and removes the need for anticoagulation. Indeed, until recently, the standard for regulatory approval of a new Treatment for Irregular Heartbeat was the demonstration that the treatment was better to placebo with respect to maintenance of sinus rhythm. In reality, the worth of the cardioversion and maintenance of sinus rhythm must be careful in terms of its impact on the consequences of atrial fibrillation.