I had a patient this week that went into atrial fibrillation secondary to Taser. I am wondering if that have been studied extensively. My worry is if it happens in reverse. A patient with chronic atrial fibrillation gets Tasered and converts back to a sinus rhythm, that would be very dangerous wouldn't it even if they are on long-term anticoagulation because there could be a pre-existng clot that could mobilize?
I found it interesting as he the patient has only had 2 episodes of paroxysmal atrial fibrillation, both from Taser-related shock.
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