This page provides a definition followed by an synopsis of EKG features.
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V Fib Definition
V Fib (Ventricular fibrillation) is an emergency that requires immediate medical attention. It is a frequent cause of sudden cardiac death. When it occurs, the coordinated contraction of the ventricles is replaced rapid, chaotic electrial signals. As a result, the heart cannot pump blood.
Ventricular fibrillation is a life threatening emergency and must be treated immediately by qualified medical professionals.
Healthcare professionals should follow facility protocols. For more information, review the ACLS algorithms.
Treatment may involve CPR (chest compressions) and use of a defibrillator.
Longer term treatment options include medicines to control heart function and implantable defibrillators (ICD).
V Fib EKG
The following table summarizes the key features of a V Fib EKG rhythm strip.
|PR Interval||Not measurable
|Notes||EKG tracings is a wavy line