A 32-year-old member asked:
what kind of ventricular fibrillation is not dangerous?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Randy Kiewe answered
26 years experience Cardiology
None: Ventricular fibrillation is a condition in which there is uncoordinated contraction of the cardiac muscle of the ventricles in the heart, making them quiver rather than contract properly. Ventricular fibrillation is a medical emergency and a commonly identified arrythmia in cardiac arrest patients. Ventricular fibrillation is a medical emergency that requires prompt emergency intervention.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014
Dr. Calvin Weisberger answered
50 years experience Cardiology
Ventricular fibrilla: Ventricular fibrillation means the heart is not mechanically contracting and thus isn't pumping blood. There is no kind of ventricular fibrillation that isn't life threatening unless it is the kind which is pseudovfib meaning it isn't really fibrillating, it just looks that way on the ecg.
Answered on Jul 18, 2016
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