Cerebral thromboembolism after direct current cardioversion for pure atrial flutter

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serval:BIB_2335E90D0917
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
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Publications
Institution
Title
Cerebral thromboembolism after direct current cardioversion for pure atrial flutter
Journal
Intensive Care Medicine
Author(s)
Liaudet  L., Kehtari  R., Enrico  J. F.
ISSN
0342-4642 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
02/1997
Volume
23
Number
2
Pages
196-7
Notes
Case Reports
Journal Article --- Old month value: Feb
Abstract
The need for prophylactic anticoagulation before electrical cardioversion for atrial arrhythmias is clearly established in the case of atrial fibrillation. By contrast, such prophylaxis is not a current standard of care before cardioversion for pure atrial flutter, since this arrhythmia seems not to increase the risk of postcardioversion embolism. We present a patient who developed two cerebral embolisms 24 h after electrical cardioversion for pure atrial flutter. To our knowledge, this observation has not been previously reported.
Keywords
Aged Atrial Flutter/*therapy Electric Countershock/*adverse effects Electrocardiography Humans Intracranial Embolism and Thrombosis/*etiology Male Tomography, X-Ray Computed
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Web of science
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