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what is meant by vfib

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Both critical: Asystole mean ther is no heart activity the heart is not beating or moving in any way, it is the rhythm that a patient has when they are pronounced de ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Low oxygen...: Anything that results in low oxygen to the heart muscle can result in ventricular fibrillation including a myocardial infarct, or mi.
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Docs referral source: Most likely he would discuss with professional colleagues or in hosptial committee or academic grand rounds.
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Dr. Samir Dabbous
44 years experience Cardiology
Medical journals: Rare cases are usually reported in medical journals to educate other physicians and once published they are available to any dr around the world espec ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
Top vs Bottom : Ventricular fibrillation is from the bottom chamber; vf is worse; it usually causes cardiac arrest which is often fatal. Atrial fibrillation - from th ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Raja'a Kaddaha
27 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Yes: Yes, sudden cardiac death can happen among healthy, active people. Certain conditions may cause it like anomaly in coronary artery or other genetic a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Cfollowup: certainly, notify your cardiologist; however,it seems that you are more concerned with even having pvcs and/or apcs and it is casusing anxiety. I sugg ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
Myocardial ischemia: Ventricular fibrillation is a heart rhythm problem that occurs when the heart beats with rapid, erratic electrical impulses, making it is unable to pu ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Murphy
18 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Ventricular or Atria: Fibrillation is a random chaiotic electrical pattern. Atrial fibrillation is common an some older adults live in continuous a-fib and feel ok while o ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zevitz
36 years experience Internal medicine
Immediate ECG: Ventricular fibrillation is a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia which if not reversed back to a normal rhythm, can cause permanent stoppage of the he ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luke Hermann
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
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