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Electric Shock

Electric Shock Procedure

Electric shock, also called cardioversion, is a procedure delivered to the heart through the chest to stop certain very fast arrhythmias such as atrial fibrillation, supraventricular tachycardia or atrial flutter. The patient is connected to an ECG monitor, which is also connected to the defibrillator. The electrical shock is delivered at a precise point during the ECG cycle to convert the rhythm to a normal one.