Ventricular Fibrillation

By: Chris Ibe 4th period Anatomy

What is Ventricular fibrillation?

Ventricular fibrillation is a cardiac rhythm disturbance. The lower chambers of the heart stop pumping blood. In result, cardiac arrest occurs.

Those who have had heart problems in the past are more likely to receive this disease.

Symptoms of Ventricular Fibrillation

  • Chest pain
  • Rapid heartbeat (tachycardia)
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness

How is Ventricular Fibrillation Diagnosed?

A heart monitor can diagnose this disease by checking to see if the heart is beating uncontrollably.

Checking the pulse of the victim can diagnose this disease because in ventricular fibrillation there is no pulse.

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How Ventricular Fibrillation is treated?

CPR is performed and a defibrillator is used to treat this disorder.

The purpose of CPR is to deliver oxygenated blood from the brain and the heart.

A defibrillator shocks the heart to reset the rhythm.

Prognosis

Ventricular Fibrillation will lead to death if the patient is not treated quickly.

Those who survive with this disease may have lifelong damage.

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