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How come there is no P wave in ventricular fibrillation?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: ECG

There may actually be a p wave in some vfib.
You won't see it because of the vfib waves.

In brief: ECG

There may actually be a p wave in some vfib.
You won't see it because of the vfib waves.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Randy Kiewe
Internal Medicine

In brief: P waves are atrial

"p" wave are a finding on the ECG (electrocardiogram) which represents atrial contraction.
During ventricular fibrillation there is no organized atrial activity and therefore there will be no p wave generated.

In brief: P waves are atrial

"p" wave are a finding on the ECG (electrocardiogram) which represents atrial contraction.
During ventricular fibrillation there is no organized atrial activity and therefore there will be no p wave generated.
Dr. Randy Kiewe
Dr. Randy Kiewe
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