A 26-year-old male asked:
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how can you tell difference between someone having heart attack and someone having ventricular fibrillation? give aspirin for v-fib too or no?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Vfib: Patients with ventricular fibrillation usually become unconscious or dead very quickly. A heart attack patient could have Vfib but more often has pain and other symptoms and is not unconscious if perfusion is adequate. Vfib implies very poor to no perfusion.
Answered on Apr 6, 2016
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