A 34-year-old member asked:
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can you tell me if atrial fibrillation with ventricular standstill is recognized from fine v-fib?

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Dr. Robert Henson
31 years experience Cardiology
Afib/vfib: ventricular standstill and fine v-fib are functionally the same the ventricle is not contracting - vfib is a slight quivering which may or may not be identifiable on ECG; if the ventricle is not contracting then it is not possible to non-invasively identify atrial fibrillation from simply sinus/atrial arrest.
Answered on May 21, 2014

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