Cardioverting Atrial Fibrillation: Ant-Lat vs AP

Cardiology PGY1 PGY2 PGY3 PGY4

Does Anterior-Posterior electrode pad work better than the Anterior-Lateral position? A multicenter Danish study in 468 patients with atrial fibrillation showed the Ant-Lat position was more effective than AP for biphasic cardioversion and converting to sinus rhythm. There was no safety concern between these 2 methods.

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