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Ventricular Fibrillation MeSH Descriptor Data 2021


MeSH Heading
Ventricular Fibrillation
Tree Number(s)
C14.280.067.922
C23.550.073.922
Unique ID
D014693
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014693
Annotation
does not confuse with VENTRICULAR FLUTTER
Scope Note
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
NLM Classification #
WG 330.5.V4
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Ventricular Fibrillation Preferred
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