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What is the name of an electrical shock delivered to the heart to correct certain abnormal heart rhythms called?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Cardioversion

Cardioversion is the name of the electric shock delivered to the heart to 'reset' abnormal heart rhythms or arrythmias.

In brief: Cardioversion

Cardioversion is the name of the electric shock delivered to the heart to 'reset' abnormal heart rhythms or arrythmias.
Dr. Charles Jost
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Two names

Cardioversion and defibrillation are both terms used for the electric shock to correct abnormal rhythms.
Defibrillation is a specific term for the termination of ventricular fibrillation.

In brief: Two names

Cardioversion and defibrillation are both terms used for the electric shock to correct abnormal rhythms.
Defibrillation is a specific term for the termination of ventricular fibrillation.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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