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Table 2 Characteristics of the first ECV session

From: Primary success of electrical cardioversion for new-onset atrial fibrillation and its association with clinical course in non-cardiac critically ill patients: sub-analysis of a multicenter observational study

Variable Overall (n = 65) Primary success group (n = 35) Unsuccessful group (n = 30) P value
Number of shocks during the first session 1 (1-2) 1 (1-2) 2 (1-2) 0.01
Pretreatment 39 (60) 22 (63) 17 (57) 0.61
 Landiolol 28 (43) 13 (37) 15 (50) 0.30
 Other beta blockers 2 (3) 2 (6) 0 (0) 0.50
 Amiodarone 5 (8) 5 (14) 0 (0) 0.06
 Aprindine 4 (6) 3 (9) 1 (3) 0.62
 Pilsicainide 4 (6) 3 (9) 1 (3) 0.62
 Magnesium sulfate 5 (8) 3 (9) 2 (7) 1.00
 Verapamil 3 (5) 2 (6) 1 (3) 1.00
 Diltiazem 1 (2) 1 (3) 0 (0) 1.00
Anticoagulation during the first session 13 (20) 8 (23) 5 (17) 0.53
  1. Values are given as median (interquartile range) or number (%)
  2. ECV Electrical cardioversion