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What is the difference between cardioversion and pacing?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Cardioversion and pa: Cardioversion is usually a single large shock delivered to the heart during an arrhythmia to stop it and let it restart with a normal rhythm. Pacing is small shocks applied to restore normal timing to the cardiac events, especially when the intrinsic rate/rhythm are too slow.

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What is the difference between cardioversion and transcutaneous pacing?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Transcutaneous pace: Cardioversion is the process of converting an abnormal cardiac rhythm to normal. It encompasses any means of doing that. Transcutaneous pacing is an electrical procedure to deliver a stimulus to the heart to make its rhythm follow the stimulus, the stimulus is delivered in this case thruogh the skin.

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