Cardioversion (Electric Shock Treatment)

What is cardioversion?

Cardioversion is a treatment often used to correct irregular heartbeats. An electrical signal is sent to the heart via electrodes attached to the chest. These are connected to a defibrillator machine which displays your heartbeat on a screen, allowing doctors to monitor you and see when the treatment has been effective.

If you have this procedure you will usually be given a short acting general anaesthetic, or possibly even heavily sedated, so you are unaware of what is happening and the experience is pain-free. The treatment will be performed within your local hospital with the support of an anaesthetist and should take no longer than ten minutes.

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