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Electrical Cardioversion

Electrical cardioversion with patches on chest.

Before electrical cardioversion, you will get medicine to make you sleepy. You should not feel any pain. Then your doctor places patches either on your chest or on your chest and back. The patches send an electric current to your heart. This resets your heart rhythm.

Current as of: September 7, 2022

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Rakesh K. Pai MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson MD - Internal Medicine
Martin J. Gabica MD - Family Medicine
John M. Miller MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology