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Minerva Cardioangiologica 1999 June;47(6):191-4

Copyright © 1999 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English, Italian

Prevention of embolism using calciparine during electrical cardioversion in atrial fibrillation

Portone A. F., Pettinati G.


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On the basis of a review of literature data on cardioversion of AF, a protocol of fast decoagulation using calciparine in non-valvular AF is examined. Pre-cardioversion patients were sedated by administering Diazepam at a personalised dose and without significant subjective disturbances for the patients; this meant not having to involve the anaesthetist.

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