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Fibrillation (Overview)

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with regard to the heart.


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How to remove fibrillations?

How to remove fibrillations?

Cardiac?: If you are referring to fibrillations related to the heart, a cardiologist is the right type of medical specialist to consult with.

Fibrillation (Overview)

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with regard to the heart.


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What is the definition or description of: fibrillation?

See below: Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with regard to the heart.

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Can people with ventrical fibrillation live a normal life if they are treated?

Yes: If they are defibrillated and resuscitated in a relatively short amount of time so as not to suffer irreversible brain damage from prolonged lack of oxygen (less than 4 minutes), they can make a full recovery if there is no subsequent heart damage.

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How bad is artial fibrillation? Can someone with this live for a long time if caught early?

If it weren't for...: If it weren't for stroke risk, afib would be nothing but an annoyance. Sadly, afib does significantly increase your risk for stroke and medications should at least be considered to help decrease that risk. Other drugs should be used only if the symptoms bother you. Unless you have a second, very rare condition, you will not die of afib.

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Likelihood of fatal fibrillation?

It Varies: Presumably you are asking about ventricular fibrillation, since atrial fibrillation would hardly ever by fatal. The risk of vf, or cardiac arrest, varies widely depending on what underlying heart conditions exist. Cardiac arrest occurs to about 400, 000 americans annually. The risk in some serious heart conditions may be 20-40% a year. For most people, it is much less than 1% a year.

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Is atrium fibrillation cured in china?

Not likely: There are a few treatable causes of atrial fibrillation however in most, there is no such cause found. Cure is possible by ablation procedure which in general does not have a great success rate, except perhaps in the hands of a selected few experts. For most people, treatment with medication is recommended which may offer rhythm control, i.e. Keep in normal rhythm.

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Further to my question re, a/fibrillation could I have overdosed on e-cigarette nicotine.

Further to my question re, a/fibrillation could I have overdosed on e-cigarette nicotine.

Possibly: I did not see original question, but an excess of nicotine in any form does stimulate the heart, and in extreme situations could cause arrhythmias such as atria fib.

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How long does ventricular fibrillation last?

How long does ventricular fibrillation last?

Ventricular or Atria: Fibrillation is a random chaiotic electrical pattern. Atrial fibrillation is common an some older adults live in continuous a-fib and feel ok while on medications that slow the ventricular response to the atrial rate. Ventricular fibrillation is not tolerated, meaning someone having true ventricular fibrillation will loose consciousness in seconds. True vf is life threatening in seconds.

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What are the tests for ventricular fibrillation?

What are the tests for ventricular fibrillation?

Immediate ECG: Ventricular fibrillation is a potentially fatal heart arrhythmia which if not reversed back to a normal rhythm, can cause permanent stoppage of the heart. It always causes patients to lose conciousness and cause cardiovascular collapse. These patients need to have immediate confirmation of their rhythm disturbance and be defibrillated immediately to prevent death.

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What are the symptoms of ventricular fibrillation?

What are the symptoms of ventricular fibrillation?

Cardiac arrest: Ventricular fibrillation is a fatal arrhythmia that results in death unless reversed with defibrillation. The main symptoms are cardiovascular collapse with absence of blood pressure, pulselessness, and total unresponsiveness to any stimuli.

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What kind of ventricular fibrillation is not dangerous?

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.

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What causes a person to have ventricular fibrillation vfib?

What causes a person to have ventricular fibrillation vfib?

Low oxygen...: Anything that results in low oxygen to the heart muscle can result in ventricular fibrillation including a myocardial infarct, or mi.

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What is the definition or description of: Ventricular fibrillation?

Sudden cardiac death: fibrillation of ventricle results in cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death due to very fast (more tan 300 beats/min) in lower heart chambers

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What is the disease where ventricular fibrillation happens all the time or a lot of the time?

V-fib???: V-fib that lasts more than a few seconds is typically lethal and results in sudden death. Atrial fibrillation (a-fib) is a different thing entirely, which is a common heart rhythm abnormality. Some people live in constant afib, some people their afib is come-and-go. If it is afib you are referring to, it is commonly managed with a combination of medications and procedures.

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What is atrial fibrillation?

What is atrial fibrillation?

Irregular rhythm: Af is an irregular heart rhythm caused by uncoordinated electrical activity in the atria, or top chambers of the heart. Sometimes it is fast, other times it isn't.

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