%A Simon J Walsh %A Ben M Glover %A AA Jennifer Adgey %J Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Journal %T The Role of Biphasic Shocks for Transthoracic Cardioversion of Atrial Fibrillation %X The modern generation of transthoracic defibrillators now employ impedance compensated biphasic waveforms. These new devices are superior to those with monophasic waveforms and practice is currently switching to biphasic defibrillators for the treatment of both ventricular and atrial fibrillation. However, there is no universal guideline for the use of biphasic defibrillators in direct current cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. This article reviews the use of biphasic defibrillation waveforms for transthoracic cardioversion of atrial fibrillation. %N 4 %K Atrial fibrillation, defibrillation, direct current cardioversion, biphasic waveform %P 289-295 %E Balbir Singh %E Yash Lokhandwala %E Johnson Francis %E Anup Gupta %V 5 %D 2005 %I Indian Pacing and Electrophysiology Group %L cogprints4595