NOTICE: This condition is a medical emergency. Call 911 for immediate care.

Overview

Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is a condition in which your heart beats in an abnormal rhythm. While your heart typically beats in a regular, steady pattern, VF causes your heart to beat quickly and out of rhythm. This is an emergency condition th[read article]

Tests for Ventricular Fibrillation

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An electrocardiogram (also known as an ECG or EKG) is a simple, painless test that measures your heart's electrical activity. Every heartbeat is triggered by a...  More
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A Holter monitor is a small of portable, battery-powered medical device that measures the heart's activity such as rate and rhythm). This testing is ordered wh...  More
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An echocardiogram is a test that uses sound waves to produce live images of your heart, allowing your doctor to monitor how your heart and its valves are functionin...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Auscultation is the medical term for when your doctor uses a stethoscope to listen to the sounds inside your body. During this simple test, the stethoscope acts as ...  More
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An ultrasound scan is a medical test that uses high-frequency sound waves to capture live images from the inside of your body. The technology is similar to that use...  More
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Medical Procedures for Ventricular Fibrillation

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Cardioversion is a procedure that can correct an irregular heart rhythm. An irregular heartbeat is also known as an arrhythmia . An arrhythmia occurs when the elect...  More
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Direct Current Defibrillation
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Treatment of Underlying Disorders
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Radiofrequency Ablation
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Surgical Procedures for Ventricular Fibrillation

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Implantation of Automatic Cardiac Defibrillator
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Prescribed Medications for Ventricular Fibrillation

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AMIODARONE (a MEE oh da rone) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. Because of the side effects caused by this medicine, it is only us...  More
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LIDOCAINE (LYE doe kane) is an anesthetic. It causes loss of feeling in the skin or other tissues. It is used to prevent and to treat pain from some procedures.  More
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PROCAINAMIDE (proe kane A mide) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. This medicine also helps to slow rapid heartbeats.  More
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AMIODARONE (a MEE oh da rone) is an antiarrhythmic drug. It helps make your heart beat regularly. Because of the side effects caused by this medicine, it is only us...  More
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Herbs and Supplements for Ventricular Fibrillation What's this?

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Dietary sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fish oil and certain plant/nut oils. Fish oil contains both docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) and eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA...  More
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The main function of L-carnitine is to transfer long-chain fatty acids in the form of their acyl-carnitine esters across the inner mitochondrial membrane before bet...  More
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The main function of L-carnitine is to transfer long-chain fatty acids in the form of their acyl-carnitine esters across the inner mitochondrial membrane before bet...  More
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The word Aconitum comes from the word akone, meaning rocky, which is the type of area where the aconite plant grows. Cured aconite preparations have a long history ...  More
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