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Is there a difference between cardioversion and defibrillation?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Cardioversion encompasses defibrillation.
Technically, if one is not in a fibrillating rhythm, the proper term for the act of delivering a shock to convert the rhythm back to normal is cardioversion, not defibrillation. In practice, the two terms are often used interchangeably however.

In brief: Yes

Cardioversion encompasses defibrillation.
Technically, if one is not in a fibrillating rhythm, the proper term for the act of delivering a shock to convert the rhythm back to normal is cardioversion, not defibrillation. In practice, the two terms are often used interchangeably however.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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Dr. Brian Strizik
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not really

Technically yes, cardioversion is synchronized, defib is not.

In brief: Not really

Technically yes, cardioversion is synchronized, defib is not.
Dr. Brian Strizik
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