Heart 90:1374-1376 doi:10.1136/hrt.2004.040113
  • Editorial

Cardioversion and the use of sedation

  1. S J Harrison1,
  2. J Mayet2
  1. 1Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2International Centre for Circulatory Health, St Mary’s Hospital and Imperial College, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Sally J Harrison
    Royal Free Hospital, London, UK;


    Nurse led cardioversion services have achieved significant reductions in both cost and waiting time. However, the question of safety of the procedure raises several areas of concern