What is an Electric Cardioversion and what is it for?
It is a procedure that involves applying a short and controlled electric shock to the patient in order to complete fast cardiac arrhythmias and thus restore the normal rhythm of the heart (sinus rhythm).
Electrical cardioversion is performed in two types of situations: Urgent in the case of patients who are serious due to arrhythmia or programmed if the patient is stable and well tolerated arrhythmia.
How is an electrical cardioversion performed?
To make an electrical cardioversion, a short and controlled electrical discharge is administered between two metal sheets (pads or stickers) that are placed on the patient’s chest so that the heart is between them, in the path of the electric beam.
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