[ kahr-dee-oh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n ]
/ ˌkɑr di oʊˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən /

noun Medicine/Medical.

restoring the rhythm of the heart to normal by applying direct-current electrical shock.

Origin of cardioversion

First recorded in 1970–75; cardio- + (re)version Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cardioversion


[ kär′dē-ō-vûrzhən ]


Restoration of the heartbeat to normal by electrical countershock or by use of medication.
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