ventricular fibrillation

Last reviewed 01/2018

This occurs when the ventricular muscle fibres contract independently; no QRS complex can be identified and the ECG is totally disorganised.

The treatment of choice is defibrillation; nothing will bring the heart out of fibrillation except defibrillation.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation will keep the heart in ventricular fibrillation longer.

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