Cardioversion Side Effects

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Cardioversion is a method to restore an abnormal heart rhythm back to normal.


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Cardioversion can be done using an energy shock (electric cardioversion) or medications (pharmacologic cardioversion).

ELECTRIC CARDIOVERSION

Electric cardioversion may use a device that can be placed inside (internal) or outside (external) the body.

External electric cardioversion uses a device called a defibrillator.

  • Electrode patches are placed on the front and back of the chest and connected to the...
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