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Is ventricular fibrillation the cause of cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
4 doctors agree

In brief: One of them

It is the most common heart arrhythmia associated with cardiac arrest.
It is not exact to call it the cause, since ventricular fibrillation itself has an underlying cause, most commonly coronary artery disease, but there are others.

In brief: One of them

It is the most common heart arrhythmia associated with cardiac arrest.
It is not exact to call it the cause, since ventricular fibrillation itself has an underlying cause, most commonly coronary artery disease, but there are others.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sometimes...

Ventricular fibrillation is a cardiac arrhythmia that results in the heart being unable to circulate blood.
Thus, there is no pulse with this rhythmn. However, there are other cardiac rhythmns that also result in cardiac arrest.

In brief: Sometimes...

Ventricular fibrillation is a cardiac arrhythmia that results in the heart being unable to circulate blood.
Thus, there is no pulse with this rhythmn. However, there are other cardiac rhythmns that also result in cardiac arrest.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 2 causes

Broadly speaking, there are 2 causes of cardiac arrest: ventricular fibrillation and asystole.

In brief: 2 causes

Broadly speaking, there are 2 causes of cardiac arrest: ventricular fibrillation and asystole.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Vf

in most cases yes

In brief: Vf

in most cases yes
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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