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Definition of Cardioversion Procedure
The effect may be permanent, long-lasting, or short term. Some people experience slight skin irritation at the site of the electrodes or paddles on the surface of the chest following cardioversion.
Because the procedure requires a general sedative, there may also be grogginess for several hours.
Most people go home within 4 to 6 hours and return to their usual activities the following day.
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