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Is a v fib, where the bottom of the heat flutters and the blood does not go to the rest of the body, considered a heart attack?

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Dr. Robert Stuart
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: No

Ventricular fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) that can result from a heart attack.
A heart attack implies a blockage of one of the coronary arteries resulting in lack of blood supply (and oxygen) to a portion of the heart. However, ventricular fibrillation has many other potential causes.

In brief: No

Ventricular fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) that can result from a heart attack.
A heart attack implies a blockage of one of the coronary arteries resulting in lack of blood supply (and oxygen) to a portion of the heart. However, ventricular fibrillation has many other potential causes.
Dr. Robert Stuart
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Dr. Muhammad Irfan
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ventricular fibrillation or vfib, means bottom chambers of the heart fibrillate, not flutter, however flutter would lead to vfib.
A heart attack or myocardial infarction may lead to vfib. However vfib may happen without heart attack.

In brief: Yes

Ventricular fibrillation or vfib, means bottom chambers of the heart fibrillate, not flutter, however flutter would lead to vfib.
A heart attack or myocardial infarction may lead to vfib. However vfib may happen without heart attack.
Dr. Muhammad Irfan
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine

In brief: No

It is not a heart attack.
It is a serious and potentially fatal arrhythmia. It can lead to a heart attack or be a warning sign for high risk of heart attack.

In brief: No

It is not a heart attack.
It is a serious and potentially fatal arrhythmia. It can lead to a heart attack or be a warning sign for high risk of heart attack.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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