Electrical Cardioversion

Electrical cardioversion is used to ’reset’ the heart to a normal rhythm. It is carried out as a day stay procedure in hospital and is performed under mild anaesthesia.

Special pads are placed on the front and back of your chest. These pads are used to deliver a ’shock’ to the heart to return the heart to a normal rhythm.

Electrical cardioversion is used to treat rhythm disturbances such as atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.