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    I am having a cardioversion done. Have any of you had this done? Have you felt them shock you? I am scared but also looking for to it so that I can feel better. Would like to hear your experiences. Feel free to Yahoo IM me at caroline_f2002 or email at [email protected]

    Caroline, 30s female

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    Hi Caroline:

    Do not worry (at least too much...). Electric cardioversion is a very safe and standart procedure. The doctor will put you under full anesthesia (for a few minutes) and you will not feel anything. Afterward you'll might have a very slight burn in your chest in the place where they have put the paddles.

    I have had about 6 electric cardioversions done. Please post or email me ([email protected]) if you have questions.

    Just a question. Do you have atrial fibrillation (or flutter)? For how long?

    Fausto

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    • #3
      Caroline.

      I trust all will go well with your cardioversion. We will pray for you. Keep us posted.

      Peace,

      Leon

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      • #4
        Caroline
        Wishing you the best and we will pray for you
        John & Connie

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        • #5
          Caroline,
          If you go to the search section and type in cardioversion you will find a lot of information that others have shared about their experiences with this procedure. I'm praying that this will be a success and you start to feel better soon. Take good care of yourself and let us know how this turns out for you.

          Sincerely,
          Joyce
          \"We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.\"
          Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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          • #6
            Caroline - Welcome. Best wishes with your cardioversion. You've come to the right place for information and support to help you through. Have you had a chance to call Lisa? The number for the HCMA office is at the bottom of the page. Please keep us posted. Linda

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            • #7
              I emailed Caroline directly but wanted to post this for posterity:

              you won't have any memory of the cardioversion as they sedate you heavily and while you aren't actually under full anethesia, it will seem that way.

              the burns like a bad sunburn on your chest will be the worst part.

              s

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              • #8
                Normal Sinus

                Hi everyone,

                I just wanted to write a quick note to say I had the cardioversion on Friday and am in normal sinus rhythm. They said my heart was stubborn and it took a few shocks and higher joules. I had a conscious sedation and saw what they were doing but didn't feel any pain. It really wasn't as bad as I thought. I would have it again for sure. I will write again soon. Have a few things to this morning.

                Thanks for all of your support.

                Caroline

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                • #9
                  Caroline, I'm glad to hear things went pretty well for you! Linda

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                  • #10
                    Hi Caroline

                    I'm glad that the procedure was good. I believe it is the "unknown" that we fear.

                    Hope you continue in sinus rhythm.

                    Take care
                    Esther

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                    • #11
                      So glad to hear you are back in rhythm! Now stay there!!.. Continue to feel well.

                      Pam
                      Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
                      Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
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                      [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
                      Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
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