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why is ventricular fibrillation worse than atrial fibrillation?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Fibrillation: atrial fibrillation has normal left ventricular contractions put poor atrial function. Ventricular fibrillation has no real ventricular contractions so blood pumping essentially stops. Atrial fibrillation is a rhythm you can live with. Ventricular fibrillation is a rhythm you die with unless it is corrected quickly.
Answered on Feb 22, 2020
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