cardioversion

[ 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.

Nearby words

  1. cardiovalvulitis,
  2. cardiovalvulotomy,
  3. cardiovascular,
  4. cardiovascular conditioning,
  5. cardiovascular system,
  6. cardioverter,
  7. carditic,
  8. carditis,
  9. cardmember,
  10. cardoon

Origin of cardioversion

First recorded in 1970–75; cardio- + (re)version

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Medicine definitions for cardioversion

cardioversion

[ kär′dē-ō-vûrzhən ]

n.

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

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