DC Electrical Cardioversion
A DC electrical cardioversion (direct current cardioversion) is a procedure used to convert some abnormal heart rhythms to a normal heart rhythm. Your doctor will discuss with you whether this is the right option for you. During the procedure, you are sedated, and an electrical shock is sent through your heart via pads or paddles. This electrical shock will typically reset your heart rhythm to normal.
Cardioversions have quick recovery times, and you will most likely go home the same day as your procedure.