Ventricular Fibrillation Following Successful DC Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation
Article first published online: 20 JAN 2011
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Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology
Volume 35, Issue 12, pages e361–e364, December 2012
How to Cite
CALDWELL, J. C., WOOLFSON, P., CLARKE, B. and GARRATT, C. J. (2012), Ventricular Fibrillation Following Successful DC Cardioversion for Atrial Fibrillation. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 35: e361–e364. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-8159.2010.03020.x
- Issue published online: 7 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 20 JAN 2011
- Received September 3, 2010; revised October 28, 2010; accepted November 3, 2010.
- ventricular fibrillation;
Cardioversion remains an important therapy in the management of atrial fibrillation. Here, we report a case where direct current cardioversion resulted in a sudden dramatic change of heart rate that was associated with multiple ventricular fibrillation arrests in a manner akin to that previously observed post-atrioventricular node ablation. (PACE 2012;35:e361–e364)