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What is the risk of stroke following cardioversion?

Jose Nazari, MD
Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
There is always a risk of stroke with atrial fibrillation (AF). It is highest immediately after cardioversion. However, cardioversion without other interventions is considered safe when AF has been there for less than 24 hours.

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