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What is Ventricular fibrillation?

What is Ventricular fibrillation?

  • Ventricular fibrillation: Life-threatening heart arrhythmia with rapid beating in lower chambers.
  • Ventricular fibrillation: Electrical signals in the ventricles are fired in a very fast and uncontrolled manner, causing the heart to quiver rather than beat and pump blood. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI) ... Rapid, irregular quivering of the heart's ventricles, with no effective heartbeat. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Cardiomyopathy: NHLBI)
  • Ventricular fibrillation: arrhythmia characterized by fibrillary contractions of the ventricular muscle due to rapid repetitive excitation of myocardial fibers without coordinated contraction of the ventricle.
    Source - Diseases Database
  • Ventricular fibrillation: fibrillation of heart muscles resulting in interference with rhythmic contractions of the ventricles and possibly leading to cardiac arrest.
    Source - WordNet 2.1

Ventricular fibrillation: Introduction

Types of Ventricular fibrillation:

Broader types of Ventricular fibrillation:

How serious is Ventricular fibrillation?

Complications of Ventricular fibrillation: see complications of Ventricular fibrillation

What causes Ventricular fibrillation?

Causes of Ventricular fibrillation: see causes of Ventricular fibrillation
Cause of Ventricular fibrillation: Ineffective contractions or quivering of the lower heart chambers (ventricles) leading to no effective heart activity.

What are the symptoms of Ventricular fibrillation?

Symptoms of Ventricular fibrillation: see symptoms of Ventricular fibrillation

Complications of Ventricular fibrillation: see complications of Ventricular fibrillation

Can anyone else get Ventricular fibrillation?

More information: see contagiousness of Ventricular fibrillation
Inheritance: see inheritance of Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ventricular fibrillation.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ventricular fibrillation.

How is it treated?

Treatments for Ventricular fibrillation: see treatments for Ventricular fibrillation
Research for Ventricular fibrillation: see research for Ventricular fibrillation

Organs Affected by Ventricular fibrillation:

Organs and body systems related to Ventricular fibrillation include:

Name of Ventricular fibrillation

Main name of condition: Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Ventricular fibrillation:


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