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How long does ventricular fibrillation usually last without treatment?

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Dr. Elden Rand
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Until out of energy

Ventricular fibrillation is a lethal heart arrhythmia which results in no notable blood flow to all the organs.
If it does not resolve quickly, either spontaneously, or with defibrillation (shocking), organ damage starts after just a few minutes. If not converted, the rhythm will continue for several minutes until the heart is out of cellular energy, .

In brief: Until out of energy

Ventricular fibrillation is a lethal heart arrhythmia which results in no notable blood flow to all the organs.
If it does not resolve quickly, either spontaneously, or with defibrillation (shocking), organ damage starts after just a few minutes. If not converted, the rhythm will continue for several minutes until the heart is out of cellular energy, .
Dr. Elden Rand
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Dr. Timothy Byrnes
Internal Medicine

In brief: 10 minutes

Less than 10 minutes.

In brief: 10 minutes

Less than 10 minutes.
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