Less than 30 minutes
Sedation is given to the patient and an electrical shock
is then given to cardiovert the heart
back into a regular rhythym.This procedure usually is quite guick lasting in total 30 minutes or less.
Delivery of the shock takes 2 seconds and then waiting to see if the rhythym has converted from one shock or reguires several more takes time. Time is then needed for the patient to be fully awake.