Cardioversion is a medical procedure that uses quick, low-energy shocks to restore a regular heart rhythm. It’s a treatment for serious arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The procedure is usually done in an emergency room or hospital by an electrophysiologist or cardiologist. The person will be given general anesthesia before they are hooked up to the machine and electrodes placed on their chest.
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