Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation is the uncontrolled twitching of the ventricular muscle causing the heart to “quiver” and ineffectively pump blood out to supply the vital organs. Ventricular Fibrillation is a most dangerous rhythm disturbance, is usually associated with cardiac arrest, and fainting. In essence, it is an emergency.

Symptoms of Ventricular Fibrillation and Diagnosis

The initial symptoms may be similar to a heart attack, a faint or no pulse, and nausea. The most significant symptom is fainting.  Since fainting is associated with other conditions, a prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment plan play a role in outcome of this emergent condition. Learn more about symptoms of Ventricular Fibrillation and Diagnosis.

Ventricular Fibrillation Treatments

Ventricular Fibrillation requires prompt resuscitation. There may be other treatments involved in the outcome of resuscitation. Delayed resuscitation increases the risk for permanent neurological damage and may even lead to a coma.

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