Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation – ventricular fibrillation and flutter (ventricular fibrillation) can occur with any severe heart disease (often in the acute phase of myocardial infarction), with pulmonary embolism, an overdose of cardiac glycosides and antiarrhythmic drugs, with electrical trauma, anesthesia, intracardiac manipulations.

Symptoms and course . Sudden cessation of blood circulation, a picture of clinical death: lack of pulse, heart sounds, consciousness, hoarse agonal breathing, sometimes convulsions, dilated pupils.

Treatment is reduced to immediate chest compressions, artificial respiration. Lidocaine, potassium products, adrenaline, calcium gluconate are administered intracardiac, oxygen treatment is carried out.

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