Wednesday, February 28, 2018


Q: Which type of method has higher success rate during external cardioversion?

A) Hand-held
B) Self-adhesive patch

Answer: A

This is probably due to the fact that hand-held paddle during external cardioversion improves electrode-to-skin contact and reduced transthoracic impedance.


Kirchhof P, Mönnig G, Wasmer K, et al. A trial of self-adhesive patch electrodes and hand-held paddle electrodes for external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation (MOBIPAPA). Eur Heart J 2005; 26:1292.

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