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Archives of cardiovascular diseases
Volume 107, n° 5
pages 280-290 (mai 2014)
Doi : 10.1016/j.acvd.2014.04.002
Received : 18 January 2014 ;  accepted : 7 April 2014
Anterior-posterior versus anterior-lateral electrode position for external electrical cardioversion of atrial fibrillation: A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials
Position de l’électrode de cardioversion électrique pour fibrillation atriale antéro-postérieure versus antéro-latérale : méta-analyse des essais contrôlés randomisés
 

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Figure 1 : 

Risk of bias in included studies.


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Figure 2 : 

Forest plot of risk ratio for the effect of anterior-posterior (AP) electrode position on the success rate of electrical cardioversion. AL: anterior-lateral; CI: confidence interval; M-H: Mantel-Haenszel.


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Figure 3 : 

Forest plot of weighted mean differences for the effect of anterior-posterior (AP) electrode position on transthoracic impedance for the first shock. AL: anterior-lateral; CI: confidence interval; IV: inverse variance; SD: standard deviation.


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Figure 4 : 

Forest plot of weighted mean differences for the effect of anterior-posterior (AP) electrode position on mean energy for successful cardioversion. AL: anterior-lateral; CI: confidence interval; IV: inverse variance; SD: standard deviation.


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Figure 5 : 

Forest plot of weighted mean differences for the effect of anterior-posterior (AP) electrode position on the number of shocks for successful cardioversion. AL: anterior-lateral; CI: confidence interval; IV: inverse variance; SD: standard deviation.


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Figure 6 : 

Publication bias assessment in studies with outcome of success rate of electrical cardioversion. rr and RR: relative risk; se: standard error.

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