Efficacy and tolerability in fully conscious patients of transvenous low-energy internal atrial cardioversion for atrial fibrillation

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Jan 15;81(2):241-4. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00882-5.


Transvenous low-energy atrial cardioversion was performed in a series of fully conscious patients (30 patients with chronic atrial fibrillation and 5 patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation). The results show that internal atrial defibrillation is effective and tolerable in most patients.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Atrial Fibrillation / diagnostic imaging
  • Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
  • Cardiac Catheterization
  • Chronic Disease
  • Consciousness*
  • Electric Countershock / methods*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Fluoroscopy
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pulmonary Artery
  • Treatment Outcome