We Are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made!

Electrical cardioversion  is a procedure whereby a synchronized (perfectly timed) electrical shock is delivered through the chest wall to the heart through special electrodes or paddles that are applied to the skin of the chest and back  The goal of the cardioversion is to disrupt the abnormal electrical circuit(s) in the heart and to restore a normal heart beat. The shock causes all the heart cells to contract simultaneously, thereby interrupting and terminating the abnormal electrical rhythm (typically fibrillation of the atria) without damaging the heart. This split second interruption of the abnormal beat allows the heart's electrical system to regain control and restore a normal heartbeat.

This procedure will be performed in a special procedure room with a cardiologist, a nurse and/or an anesthesiologist  present to monitor breathing, blood pressure and heart rhythm. Special cardioversion pads are placed on  the chest and back (or alternatively, both pads can be placed on the front of the chest). The pads are connected to an external defibrillator by a cable. The defibrillator allows the medical team to continuously monitor  heart rhythm and to deliver the electrical shock to restore the heart's rhythm back to normal.

My husband will undergo this procedure this Wednesday morning to correct atrial fibrillation.  If you think of us, will you pray for protection and a long-term correction/healing?  We have read that there is an initial 90%  success rate (with as many as 50% of people returning to irregular heartbeat within a year).

For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb.  I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.  Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well (Psalm 139:13-14).


  1. I am very familiar with this procedure. I pray it is is successful. I will most certainly pray for your hubby.

    Go to: http://richgifts.blogspot.com and ask Edie to make a prayer button for him. She does this free...it is a ministry. Just tell her that I sent you.

    Blessings and hugs,

  2. Thanks for your prayers, Andrea! It is good to have someone pray who is familiar with the procedure. Thanks for the suggestion to ask Edie to make a prayer button. I'm not sure I'd know what to do with it if I got it, though....I'm really ignorant about these things.

  3. Your husband will be in my thoughts and prayers, Rebecca. My younger sister had a defibrillator implanted 2 years ago after having a heart attack...she is doing exceptionally well. Will be thinking of you Wednesday morning!

  4. Dear friend,

    My prayers are with you and your husband. My little girl was born with a heart condition, and she has had to go through some of the same procedures you are describing.

    Stand in peace, dear one, He is in complete control!


  5. Hi Rebecca,
    I have already been thinking about you and Gary
    and Wednesday morning. I will continue to keep you both in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds a little scary, I will be there in spirit!
    Good luck to Gary and God Bless.
    Love Di

  6. As you know, I'm very familiar with the procedure also. Thanks for posting this. Where is he having it done? Would you like me to be there with you for support?

    We will definitely be praying for a good outcome and safe procedure.

  7. Yes, I will be praying for your husband..and I know and believe that the Great Physician will bring him though with a perfection proceedure, and that the Lord will also give you peace as you are by his side.

  8. Thanks to ALL of you. DONNA, I've emailed you my thanks for your offer, etc.

  9. Rebecca,Your husband and you will be in my prayers.

  10. Rebecca, I also am very familiar with this procedure. My prayers a being sent up as I type. Good Luck Garry, many blessings and may all the angels be with you and guide your surgeon's hands......God is good, he never leaves you.....praying for you as well Rebecca, so glad Donna is close by....:-) Hugs

  11. Gary will have many prayers covering him in protection. I pray peace for you. Also glad Donna is close by.

  12. Rebecca.....I've been away from my blog...and I just read this (Wednesday evening..)
    I am so thankful you were surrounded by the prayers of the faithful....that your husband is doing better...(I read your latest blog...and scrolled back to find out what was going on...)
    I'm so thankful for our Great Physician.
    Take care of yourself, too. Hugs to you, my friend.


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