Definitions for "Cardioversion"
Converting the heart from A-Fib to normal rhythm by using medications and/or electrical shock.
Conversion of a pathological cardiac rhythm, such as atrial fibrillation or ventricular tachycardia, to a normal sinus rhythm, usually accomplished by a cardioverter device which administers countershocks to the heart through electrodes placed on the chest wall or, more recently, through electrodes placed on or in the heart itself.
procedure to restore a regular heart rhythm. Under a general anaesthetic, an electrical shock is applied to the chest wall.