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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. Read more

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Ventricular Fibrillation (Definition)

Fibrillation of ventricle results in cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac death due to very fast (more tan 300 beats/min) ...Read more


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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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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. Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ventricular fibrillation?

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 Read more

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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. Read more

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Is there a P wave in ventricular fibrillation?

Vf: They are masked by extremely rapid electrical storm in the heart, so can't see them in ECG Read more

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Atrial fibrillation versus ventricular fibrillation. Causes and cures?

Atrial fibrillation versus ventricular fibrillation. Causes and cures?

VF vs AF: Ventricular is lethal instantly. A fib is not lethal and treated with medications or ablation. Read more

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Ventricular fibrillation fatal?

Ventricular fibrillation fatal?

Possibly..: In ventricular fibrillation, vfib, the heart is quivering and there is no blood flow so the person is clinically dead. If the heart cannot be restored to a rhythmn where there is blood flow, the patient will then be pronounced dead. Treatment for this rhythmn includes electrically shocking the heart as quickly as possible. Performing CPR in the meantime can be life-saving. Read more

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Is there a cure for ventricular fibrillation?

Is there a cure for ventricular fibrillation?

I do not think so: Absolutely not. This is the most dangerous arrhythmia one can have because it can quickly deteriorate to asystole. V-fib is a shockable rhythm and a victim will most likely be pulseless. It must be treated with defibrillation, cpr, epinephrine/vasopressin, amiodarone, Lidocaine and/or magnesium. It's not something you can treat at home with a cup of herbal tea. And anyway, you'd be unconscious. Read more

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What causes a person to sweat when they have ventricular fibrillation?

Vfib: Ventricular fibrillation causes the heart to not contract, blood flow to the body ceases and the patient will die if normal or contractile rhythm isn't returned. Sweating is a response to low blood pressure. When blood pressure drops with atrial fibrillation patients may have sweating. Ventricular fibrillation long enough to cause perceived sweating unlikely unless reversed to better rhythm. Read more

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Which type of ventricular fibrillation is not dangerous or life-threatening?

Ventricular fib: V-fib is not compatible with life. It is a medical emergency. Atrial fibrillation can be be tolerated for years, but it is a cause of strokes and if you have heart failure, a. Fib. Can make worse. Read more

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What's your pulse in ventricular fibrillation?

Pulse: You should not able to feel any pulse since the heart is not able to pump any blood Read more

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Fibrillation (Definition)

Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of muscle fibers. An important occurrence is with ...Read more