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Tachyarrhythmias
 
 

Ventricular Fibrillation

 
 
 
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Overview

Ventricular fibrillation is a chaotic ventricular rhythm that is not compatible with haemodynamic stability.
  • Look For

  • Irregular, rapid, chaotic electrical activity without P waves, QRS complexes or T waves.
  • Causes of Ventricular Fibrillation

  • Myocardial infarction
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Severe electrolyte disturbance
  • Cardiotoxic medications
  • Environmental - electrocution, drowning, hypothermia
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