What is Cardioversion (electric)?

Category: Procedures

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Cardioversion is a medical procedure by which an abnormally fast heart rate or cardiac arrhythmia is converted to a normal rhythm. This can be done by pharmacological intervention or an electrical current.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Atrial fibrillation 11 6
Atrial flutter 2 1
Heart flutters 1 0
Heart palpitations 1 1
Supraventricular tachycardia 1 0
Ventricular tachycardia 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 3
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cardioversion (electric)

Side effect Patients Percentage
Burning sensation in skin 1
Headaches 1
Heart stopped 1
Rash on chest 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 5
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 6
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cardioversion (electric).