Category Archives: Cardioversion

Don’t Have an Aversion to Cardioversion

When you have a heartbeat that’s too fast or irregular, Dr. Smith may opt to perform a medical procedure known as cardioversion. In this procedure, electric shocks are delivered to your heart. This will usually restore normal rhythm. Here’s some more information about cardioversion. Why is this needed? Tachycardia (heart beats too fast), atrial fibrillation […]


Cardioversion

If your heart is beating too fast (tachycardia) or is beating at an irregular pace (fibrillation) or has out of synch upper and lower chambers (atrial flutter), Dr. Smith may perform what is known as cardioversion to get it back to normal heart rhythm. Cardioversion is usually done by sending electric shocks to your heart […]


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