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Definition of Ventricular Fibrillation
Ventricular fibrillation is a life-threatening event that requires emergency medical treatment.
Ventricular fibrillation typically follows a cardiac crisis such as heart attack, and despite its lethal potential presents an opportunity for successful resuscitation because the heart still has electrical activity.
Ventricular fibrillation may also exist as the deterioration of an arrhythmia disorder such as ventricular tachycardia (rapid, regular contractions of the ventricles) or wolff-parkinson-white syndrome.