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Dr. Michael Zevitz
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Ventricular Fibrillation (Definition)

Ventricular fibrillation is a condition where there is an uncoordinated electrical stimulation to the ventricles of the heart, causing the muscles to contract individually rather than together as a group response. The heart is unable to pump ...Read more


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How are v-tach and v-fib different?

How are v-tach and v-fib  different?

VT, VF: V-tach is a regular rapid ventricular rhythm which usually has a pulse associated with it. V-fib is an irregular rapid ventricular rhythm which doesn't have a pulse associated with it. ...Read more

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What is the difference between A fib and V fib?

Alive vs dead: Simply put, you can live with Afib but not with vfib. both are irregular heartbeats but Afib is a very common irregular heartbeat that many live with daily without worry. V-fib on the other hand is not able to sustain life and is the dramatic moment on TV where you might see patients shocked by defibrillator. ...Read more

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How fast is the hr of a patient who is in v-fib?

How fast is the hr of a patient who is in v-fib?

Zero: In ventricular fibrillation, the heart is not beating at all - there is an uncoordinated quivering of the heart muscle without any effective contraction. V-fib leads to irreversible death within a few minutes. Immediate treatment (with an aed, automated external defibrillator) can convert v-fib to a rhythm that allows the heart to beat and restores the circulation. ...Read more

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Could you please tell me the difference between vf (v-fib) and vt (v-tach) ?

VT vs VF: VT: an organized rhythm arising in the ventricle. VF: a disorganized rhythm with no effective pumping. Depending on various factors, VT may be tolerated for long periods. In some cases, VT is not tolerated or degenerates into VF. VF results in death in a few minutes. ...Read more

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After v-fib, does the rhythm immediately go into asystole?

After v-fib, does the rhythm immediately go into asystole?

It can: Rhythm changes can occur rapidly in a code situation. V. Fib can degenerate into asystole. ...Read more

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Does a patient in v-tach, v-fib have a pulse?

Vtach/Vfib...: A person in ventricular tachycardia may have a pulse (or might not!) whereas a person in ventricular fibrillation never has a pulse. A monitor is needed to identify the heart rhythmn. ...Read more

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Just had a nuclear stress test done and they just saw v fib happen is that a normal reaction to the cardio lite they used for the images?

Just had a nuclear stress test done and they just saw v fib happen is that a normal reaction to the cardio lite they used for the images?

No. : No it's not normal but you may have the rhythm wrong. V fib is a life threatening arrhythmia often associated with ischemia (poor blood flow to the heart) and requires emergent treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get a person out of v-fib or v-tach using bare hands?

No: V-tach may very well revert to a healthier rhythm by itself, v-fib less likely. There's no "magic touch". I hope i haven't misunderstood your question; thanks for asking. ...Read more

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