What is ventricular fibrillation?
A life-threatening heart rhythm that results in a rapid, inadequate heartbeat starting in the bottom chambers of the heart.
Who is most likely to get it?
Ventricular fibrillation will most likely occur in elders.
- In adults, ventricular fibrillation is preceded by ventricular tachycardia in approximately 80% of cases.
- Heart Monitoring
- Pulse Check
Tests to diagnose the cause of ventricular fibrillation:
- Electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Blood Tests
- Chest X-ray
- Coronary catheterization
- CT scans & MRI
- Ventricular Fibrillation will lead to death within a few minutes unless treated quickly and effectively.
- Early defibrillation often makes the difference between long-term disability and functional recovery.
- If defibrillation is delivered promptly, survival rates as high as 75%
- People who have survived Ventricular Fibrillation may be in a coma or have long-term damage
Ventricular Fibrillation Animation Video
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