[kahr-dee-oh-vur-zhuh n, -shuh n]
- restoring the rhythm of the heart to normal by applying direct-current electrical shock.
Origin of cardioversion
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- Restoration of the heartbeat to normal by electrical countershock or by use of medication.
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