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 ReviewerRakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerJohn M. Miller, MD, FACC - Cardiology, Electrophysiology
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
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