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Why shouldn't I wear deodorant or lotion prior to a cardioversion?

Do not use deodorant, powder, cream, or lotion on your back or chest. This may interfere with the adhesive pads that are placed onto you during the procedure.

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Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia

A type of heart disease, arrhythmia causes our hearts to beat too fast, too slow or with an irregular rhythm. Even though there are more than a dozen forms of arrhythmia, only a handful of reasons typically cause them. A common ca...

use is coronary artery disease, the most common type of heart disease that affects adults. An injury from a heart attack and changes in your heart muscle can also cause an arrhythmia.
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