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Why would a person with a fibrillating heart be unlikely to survive for long if not treated?

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Dr. Charles Jost
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Ventricular Fibril'n

Ventricular fibrillation will result in irreversible brain damage.
However if CPR is initiated early, it may increase the chance for survival. Also hypothermia (a lower body temperature) may also increase the chance for survival.

In brief: Ventricular Fibril'n

Ventricular fibrillation will result in irreversible brain damage.
However if CPR is initiated early, it may increase the chance for survival. Also hypothermia (a lower body temperature) may also increase the chance for survival.
Dr. Charles Jost
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Ventricular fibrilla

When the ventricles are fibrillating, they are not contracting and generating blood flow and blood pressure.
This means no oxygen gets to the brain and other vital organs. Within 2 minutes or so the brain will suffer irreversible damage or death if circulation is not restored.

In brief: Ventricular fibrilla

When the ventricles are fibrillating, they are not contracting and generating blood flow and blood pressure.
This means no oxygen gets to the brain and other vital organs. Within 2 minutes or so the brain will suffer irreversible damage or death if circulation is not restored.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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