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Ventricular Fibrillation


Updated October 06, 2012

Definition: Ventricular fibrillation occurs when the heart muscle begins to quiver erratically, leading to a loss of blood flow through the heart (cardiac arrest).

The treatment for ventricular fibrillation includes defibrillation and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

Pronunciation: vin-trick-you-lar fib-rill-a-shun
Also Known As: V-fib
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