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[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
1970-75; cardio- + (re)version Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cardioversion
  • His normal heart rhythm was restored through a procedure called cardioversion.
  • cardioversion is the application of a shock synchronised to the underlying heartbeat.
cardioversion in Medicine

cardioversion car·di·o·ver·sion (kär'dē-ō-vûr'zhən, -shən)
Restoration of the heartbeat to normal by electrical countershock or by use of medication.

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