Electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation in a case of dextrocardia

Gorenek B., Kuskus S., Kudaiberdieva G., Citak A., Ata N., Birdane A. , ...More

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.20, no.8, pp.819-821, 2004 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Page Numbers: pp.819-821


Although atrial fibrillation is one of the most frequent and widespread cardiac arrhythmias, there is not sufficient data on frequency and electrical cardioversion of this arrhythmia in cases of dextrocardia. The present case report describes a 66-year-old woman with atrial fibrillation and dextrocardia who was admitted to hospital with a complaint of palpitations; no cause of the atrial fibrillation was found. Electrical cardioversion was performed for termination of the arrhythmia. By placing the anterior paddle in the right parasternal area and the lateral paddle in the area where the apex of the left ventricle palpated at the right side of the chest, cardioversion was performed and sinus rhythm was achieved.