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).