Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is completely disorganized depolarization and contraction of small areas of the ventricle without effective cardiac output.
Cardiac monitor displays abse...
Loss of consciousness
Transient gasping followed by apnea
Absent pulse and heart sounds
Death if the rhythm remains untreated:
VF is the initial rhythm in ∼5–70% of pati...
Early defibrillation of VF is the most important determinant of survival, and each minute without defibrillation reduces survival by 7–10%.
Single shock defibrillation strategy is the current...
de Jong JS, Marsman RF, Henriques JP, et al. Prognosis among survivors of primary ventricular fibrillation in the percutaneous coronary intervention era. Am Heart J. 2009;1...
71908006 Ventricular fibrillation (disorder)
429243003 Sustained ventricular fibrillation (disorder)
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