Timing of thromboembolic events after electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter: a retrospective analysis

Am J Cardiol. 1998 Dec 15;82(12):1545-7, A8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(98)00704-8.


Pooled data from 32 studies were reviewed to assess the timing of thrombolic complications after cardioversion of atrial fibrillation or flutter. We found that 98% of embolic episodes occurred within 10 days of cardioversion.

MeSH terms

  • Atrial Fibrillation / therapy*
  • Atrial Flutter / therapy*
  • Electric Countershock / adverse effects*
  • Humans
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Thromboembolism / etiology*
  • Time Factors