Ventricular Fibrillation

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Last Updated: 10 May 2022
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Ventricular fibrillation, or V-fib, is a hazardous issue with your heart rhythm that maintains your heart from pumping blood the way it should. Your heart muscle mass has 4 major sections, called chambers. When the electric signals in your heart go haywire, ventricular fibrillation occurs. Without medical therapy right away, V-fib can be harmful. You may have symptoms of ventricular tachycardia. Unexpected heart apprehension is the most awful point that can occur with V-fib. Other things that can elevate your chances of VFib include: Weakened heart muscle; Prior heart attack; Certain genetic diseases; Certain heart medicines; Imbalance of electrolytes in the blood; Very low high blood pressure; Electrical shock; Drowning; Problems with your main artery; Drug poisoning; Severe infection. Fibrillation is uncontrolled twitching or shuddering of muscular tissue fibers. A person that has a VF episode can suddenly break down or end up being unconscious. During ventricular fibrillation, chaotic heart signals cause the lower heart chambers to shiver uselessly. Therefore, the heart doesn't pump blood to the rest of the body. Ventricular fibrillation is an emergency that needs instant clinical attention. It's one of the most frequent source of abrupt cardiac fatality. Emergency treatment for ventricular fibrillation includes cardiopulmonary resuscitation and shocks to the heart with a tool called an automated exterior defibrillator. Medications, implanted devices or surgery might be advised to avoid episodes of ventricular fibrillation. Collapse and loss of awareness is one of the most common symptom of ventricular fibrillation.

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