O. Kamp, P. Verhorst, C. Visser
Aug 17, 2000
The American journal of cardiology
Exclusion of thrombi in the setting of atrial fibrillation (AF) has important implications for early cardioversion. Cardioversion guided by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a safe and relatively cost-effective technique with a high accuracy for detecting left-atrial thrombi. Nowadays, TEE-guided cardioversion may help to select patients suitable for early cardioversion. However, the long-term effect of early TEE-guided cardioversion on the maintenance of sinus rhythm needs to be determined.