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A practical guide to external direct current cardioversion

21 May 2008

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Cardioversion is a procedure used to convert a tachyarrhythmia to normal sinus rhythm by applying a synchronised electric shock. This can be carried out on an...

Assessment and treatment of patients with acute tachyarrhythmia

02 October 2013

Nursing Standard


A tachyarrhythmia is defined as a heart rate greater than 100 beats per minute in conjunction with abnormal cardiac conduction. This article aims to inform nurses...

A change of heart

08 November 2006

Nursing Standard


One Cambridge nurse has transformed the service for people needing elective cardioversion. Instead of complaints, the hospital now receives plaudits and its success...