Atropine-facilitated electrical cardioversion of persistent atrial fibrillation

Edo Kaluski*, Alex Blatt, Marina Leitman, Ricardo Krakover, Zvi Vered, Gad Cotter

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Conventional electrical cardioversion failed to restore normal sinus rhythm (NSR) in 49 of 364 patients (13.5%) with persistent atrial fibrillation. After receiving up to 2 mg of atropine, 40 (81%) of these 49 "electrical-refractory" patients were successfully cardioverted to NSR by subsequent attempts of electrical cardioversion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1122
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2003


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