Electrical Cardioversion

Electrical cardioversion with patches on chest

For electrical cardioversion, your doctor first gives you a medicine that relaxes you and controls pain. Then your doctor places patches either on your chest or on your chest and back, depending on your doctor's preference. The patches send an electric current to your heart. This resets your heart rhythm.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology

Current as ofAugust 26, 2015

Current as of: August 26, 2015

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & John M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology