Welcome to our ventricular fibrillation reference page.
This page provides a definition followed by an synopsis of EKG features.
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Definition of Ventricular Fibrillation
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 Rhythm Strip
The following table summarizes the key features of a ventricular fibrillation EKG rhythm strip.
|PR Interval||Not measurable
|Notes||EKG tracings is a wavy line