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What is ventricular fibrillation?

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In brief: Ventricular fibrillation

In ventricular fibrillation, electrical impulses start firing from multiple sites in your ventricles, very rapidly and in an irregular rhythm. This means your heart can’t beat properly and little or no blood will be pumped.
Ventricular fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrest, which can be fatal. You will lose consciousness and your pulse and breathing will stop. A cardiac arrest needs urgent medical treatment – it’s vital to get emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) straight away.

In brief: Ventricular fibrillation

In ventricular fibrillation, electrical impulses start firing from multiple sites in your ventricles, very rapidly and in an irregular rhythm. This means your heart can’t beat properly and little or no blood will be pumped.
Ventricular fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrest, which can be fatal. You will lose consciousness and your pulse and breathing will stop. A cardiac arrest needs urgent medical treatment – it’s vital to get emergency cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) straight away.
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