Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is a chaotic, irregular rhythm that does not generate a pulse. The treatment is immediate defibrillation.

See also: Ventricular Rhythms

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    In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Chest pain Dyspnoea Rhythm Strip Bigeminy Change in rhythm Ventricular Fibrillation Dr Smith's ECG Blog CC BY-NC
    Posterolateral OMI resulting in VT, then R-on-T phenomenon and VF – change of rhythm

    This ECG is from a man in his 50s who presented with 1 hour of chest pain and shortness of breath. This was his repeat ECG while preparing for transport to the cath lab.

    In the ECGquest archives, this ECG has been tagged with: - Cardiac arrest Chest compression artefact Rhythm Strip Ventricular Fibrillation LITFL CC-BY-NC-SA
    Chest compressions during CPR

    This ECG is from a patient during a cardiac arrest, while resuscitation was in progress.