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Is antero-posterior position superior to antero-lateral position for placement of electrodes for external cardioversion of atrial fibrillation?
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PMID:  17670268     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A best evidence topic in cardiac surgery was written according to a structured protocol. The question addressed was whether the antero-posterior position is superior to the antero-lateral position for the placement of electrodes for cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. Altogether 167 papers were found using the reported search, of which 5 presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, journal, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these papers are tabulated. We conclude that there is no clinical difference between the two positions although if one position fails to convert the patient, the alternative position may still achieve success.
Darbhamulla V Nagarajan; Joel Dunning
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Interactive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1569-9285     ISO Abbreviation:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-08-02     Completed Date:  2007-08-06     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101158399     Medline TA:  Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  386-9     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Cardiology, Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, Manchester, UK.
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