Which conditions are treated with external synchronized electrical cardioversion?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Sean C Beinart, MD, MSc, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Jose M Dizon, MD  more...
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Synchronized electrical cardioversion may also be used to treat stable ventricular tachycardia (VT, vtach) that does not respond to a trial of intravenous medications. It is also recommended for the treatment of the following arrhythmias [8] :

  • Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) due to reentry
  • Atrial fibrillation (AF, afib)
  • Atrial flutter
  • Atrial tachycardia (AT, atrial tach)
  • Monomorphic ventricular tachycardia with pulses

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