We spoke to Drs Bo Løfgren and Anders Sjørslev Schmidt (Randers Regional Hospital, Randers, Denmark and Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark) about their study into the use of maximum-fixed energy shocks for cardioverting atrial fibrillation. They also discuss the differences between various techniques and how they think these results will affect clinical practice.
Speaker’s Disclosures: Bo Løfgren and Anders Sjørslev Schmidt have nothing to declare in relation to this video interview.
1. What was the background and rationale of your study into maximum-fixed energy shocks for cardioverting atrial fibrillation? (0:05)
2. What were the methods you used for the study? (0:28)
3. What were the results of the study? (0:51)
4. What were the key messages of your findings? (1:18)
5. Are there significant differences between techniques, such as using different waveforms, or between high-energy shocks and escalating shocks? (1:45)
6. How do you think your results may affect clinical practice? (2:35)
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Filmed in partnership with the Arrhythmia Alliance (A-A) at the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2019 in Paris, France, September 2019.
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