Atrial fibrillation cardioversion following acupuncture

Dilber, Dario and Čerkez-Habek, Jasna and Barić, Hrvoje and Gradišer, Marina (2015) Atrial fibrillation cardioversion following acupuncture. Saudi Medical Journal, 36 (11). pp. 1351-1353. ISSN 0379-5284

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Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia and it is an independent risk for serious events. Acupuncture has been growing in popularity in the West, and there are reports of its benefits in treating AF. We report a 57-year-old man who was admitted after having an allergic reaction to amiodarone administered to treat paroxysmal AF with fast ventricular response. Cardioversion with intravenous propafenone was uneventful. Before an attempt of electric cardioversion, he was treated with acupuncture as additional therapy to peroral propafenone. After acupuncture treatment consisting of 10 treatments during 30 days period, both immediate cardioversion to sinus rhythm and no paroxysmal AF during 30 days period were recorded.

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MeSH: Acupuncture Therapy ; Atrial Fibrillation / therapy ; Electric Countershock ; Humans ; Male ; Middle Aged
Departments: Katedra za pedijatriju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Čerkez-Habek, JasnaUNSPECIFIED
Gradišer, MarinaUNSPECIFIED
Date: November 2015
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2016 09:54
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2020 08:40
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