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Do you know if ventricular fibrillation is the most common rhythm during cardiac arrest?
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: No.
The initial rhythm causing a cardiac arrest is most usually monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (62%), followed by bradycardia (17%), then polymorphic VT (13%) and finally primary vf (8%).
Most of these rhythms will eventually degenerate into vf, however.

In brief: No.
The initial rhythm causing a cardiac arrest is most usually monomorphic ventricular tachycardia (62%), followed by bradycardia (17%), then polymorphic VT (13%) and finally primary vf (8%).
Most of these rhythms will eventually degenerate into vf, however.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Well I learned some thing new, The statistics for Cardiac arrest Arrhythmias. Thank you.
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