: application of an electric shock in order to restore normal heartbeat
Examples of cardioversion in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebHis parents increasingly relied on electricity—cardioversion for his father’s unreliable heart, shock therapy for his mother’s brain, a wire for self-awareness.
Thomas Mcguane, The New Yorker, 11 Oct. 2021 The condition can be treated with a procedure called electrical cardioversion to reset the heart rhythm.
Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, 29 Aug. 2019 The participants with atrial fibrillation wore the smartwatch before and after a treatment known as cardioversion, a non-emergency procedure that shocks the heart back into a normal rhythm temporarily.
Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 Mar. 2018 Researchers provided Apple Watches to about 50 patients with atrial fibrillation while undergoing procedures at UCSF known as cardioversions to restore normal heart rhythms.
Peter Loftus, WSJ, 21 Mar. 2018 Treatment might involve medication, a pacemaker insertion, bed rest or a cardioversion, in which an electric jolt resets the heart’s rhythm.
Tara Haelle, Washington Post, 4 June 2017
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