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Does your heart flutter or feel like it misses a beat? If so, you may have an arrhythmia that a cardiovascular treatment known as cardioversion can effectively resolve. At Dignity Health Central Coast, our award-winning cardiac care team can tell you if cardioversion is the right treatment for you.
During cardioversion on the Central Coast, our heart surgeon delivers a mild shock to your heart to restore your normal heart rhythm. This low-risk, outpatient procedure takes place at one of our local hospitals.
If you experience an abnormal heart rhythm, such as atrial fibrillation (AFib), cardioversion can help restore your peace of mind and well-being. Find a Doctor today at Dignity Health Central Coast for your heart health.
To return your heart to its normal rhythm, your doctor may recommend cardioversion alone or in combination with other therapies, such as medication. During cardioversion for AFib, you are given medication so that you sleep during the entire procedure. Your doctor then delivers several low-energy bursts of electricity to your heart.
Your Dignity Health Central Coast heart doctor will cover the benefits, treatment goals, and any risks associated with cardioversion. Prior to your procedure, you also may have several medical tests to make sure this treatment is right for you and will promote your healing.
How does cardioversion differ from defibrillation? Some people confuse the two treatments. Cardioversion is one of several ways to restore a normal heartbeat. Defibrillation is a more severe treatment for life-threatening arrhythmias. It uses intense electrical impulses to restore a stopped or erratically beating heart.
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Reach out to one of our experts today to learn more about cardiovascular treatments, such as cardioversion.
Recognized leaders in cardiac care, Dignity Health heart doctors perform cardioversions throughout the Central Coast of California.