A 44-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation?
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein answered
19 years experience Cardiology
It depends: Ventricular fibrillation is from the bottom chamber; vf is worse; it usually causes cardiac arrest which is often fatal. Atrial fibrillation - from the top chamber- while not as severe, also has significant health risks. It increases the risk of stroke, which can be disabling or fatal.
Answered on Feb 18, 2020
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