HOT OFF THE PRESS! In a randomized controlled trial of uncomplicated and anticoagulated ED patients experiencing A-fib for less than 48 hours; both electrical and chemical (Procainamide) cardioversion were successful BUT the electricity first group had significantly shorter LOS (median difference of 1.2 hours (95% confidence interval = 0.4 to 2.0 hours, p < 0.001).

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=31423687

For full access to the article, for your own education, please email j.greene@dal.ca.

About Jen Greene

Jen is a member of the Current ECG #staycurrent community and is an experienced ACP from Nova Scotia Canada. She has worked as an EMS researcher with Dalhousie University since 2011 and is currently completing a Master's in Community Health and Epidemiology.

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