Prospective randomized trial of transthoracic versus low-energy transvenous internal cardioversion in persistent atrial fibrillation.

Yalcin R. , Kaya M., Ozdemir M. , Cemri M., Timurkaynak T., Boyaci B. , ...Daha Fazla

Acta cardiologica, cilt.59, sa.5, ss.521-6, 2004 (SCI Expanded İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 59 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2143/ac.59.5.2005227
  • Dergi Adı: Acta cardiologica
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.521-6


Objective - Electrical cardioversion (CV) is used to restore sinus rhythm (SR) in patients with atrial fibrillation (AF). In this prospective randomized study, we compared two different methods of electrical CV, namely transthoracic (TT) and low-energy transvenous internal CV (ICV), in patients with persistent AF with respect to efficacy, safety and the magnitude of myocardial damage provoked by either method.