What is heart shock treatment?

What is heart shock treatment?

Cardioversion is a medical procedure that restores a normal heart rhythm in people with certain types of abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias). Cardioversion is usually done by sending electric shocks to your heart through electrodes placed on your chest.

What heart rate is considered RVR?

What Does AFib With RVR Feel Like? A normal heartbeat is 60 to 100 beats per minute (BPM). In AFib with RVR, your heart rate can reach more than 100 BPM.

How do you fix AFib with RVR?

In Afib with RVR rate control drugs can often slow the heart rate down fairly quickly and improve symptoms.

  1. Rhythm Control Drugs. These medications are generally more powerful than the rate control drugs and attempt to convert the Afib back in to a normal rhythm.
  2. Ablation Procedures.
  3. Pacemaker.

What is Rapid AF?

Atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response is a fancy name for an irregular heartbeat. When your heart’s electrical signals aren’t working right, it can lead to a heartbeat that’s too fast. This abnormal heart rhythm is what doctors call atrial fibrillation, or AFib for short.

What is fast AF?

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is an irregular and often very rapid heart rhythm (arrhythmia) that can lead to blood clots in the heart. A-fib increases the risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications.

What is the difference between AFib and AFib with RVR?

So what’s the difference between AFib and AFib with RVR? It’s the ventricular rate. In AFib with RVR, the atria may still be fibrillating between 300 and 600 times per minute. However, the ventricles are beating at a much higher rate than in AFib.

How long does a successful cardioversion last?

Cardioversion itself takes about 5 minutes. But the whole procedure, including recovery, will probably take 30 to 45 minutes.