Correct technique is important in cardioversion of atrial fibrillation

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7041.1300a (Published 18 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1300
  1. Alistair K B Slade,
  2. S Mark Sopher,
  3. A John Camm,
  4. David E Ward
  1. Consultant cardiologist South West Thames Regional Cardiothoracic Centre, St George's Hospital, London SW17 0RE
  2. Lecturer in cardiology Research fellow Professor of clinical cardiology Department of Cardiological Sciences, St Georges Hospital Medical School, London SW17 0RE

    EDITOR,—We are concerned that Gregory Y H Lip and colleagues' article on cardioversion of atrial fibrillation omits important information about the technique of cardioversion.1 Direct current external cardioversion is the method most widely used to restore sinus rhythm in patients with atrial fibrillation. However, meticulous attention to detail is necessary if the technique is to have …

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