Electrical conversion of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in the Wolff-Parkinson-White (pre-excitation) syndrome

Agustin Castellanos, Douglas Johnson, Ildefonso Mas, Louis Lemberg

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Abstract

D.C. electric shock proved to be a safe, effective method for abolishing paroxysmal atrial fibrillation in 3 patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. In 1 case, the speed of action of electrical conversion (sec.) contrasted with that of drugs (3 days). Other patients with regular supraventricular tachycardias and narrow QRS complexes were also successfully treated electrically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)91-93
Number of pages3
JournalThe American Journal of Cardiology
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1966

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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