When is pharmacologic cardioversion used for atrial fibrillation (Afib) (AF)?

Updated: Apr 09, 2019
  • Author: Lawrence Rosenthal, MD, PhD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jeffrey N Rottman, MD  more...
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Although pharmacologic cardioversion may be used as the first-line strategy, it is used mainly if DC cardioversion fails or, in some cases, as a precardioversion strategy.


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