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Definition of Cardioversion

Cardioversion: The conversion of a cardiac rhythm or electrical pattern to another, generally from an abnormal one to a normal one. Cardioversion can be accomplished by using medications or by electrical shock with a special defibrillator.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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