V-fib or ventricular fibrillation
is a condition that could have serious
it seems like there are many different health conditions that you need
to look out for. It can be overwhelming and you may not be sure which
ones to take more seriously. One of the ones that you
absolutely must pay attention to is ventricular fibrillation.
Thankfully, with a little bit of education
you will know
what to look for to ensure that you do not run into trouble with it.
fibrillation is a terminology used to describe an abnormal rhythm of
the heart. What you must keep in mind is that it is a
You may also hear as an arrhythmia. The important thing to
realize is that no matter what you call it can be life threatening.
develop ventricular fibrillation in the bottom chambers of your heart.
When that area of your heart starts to experience a quivering of its
muscle fibers the blood is not properly removed from the heart; this
can lead to a heart attack. However, those are not the
only conditions that it can bring about. You may develop
cardiomyopathy, which is a disease of the heart muscle, congenital
heart disease, or ischemia. Surprisingly most people who develop
ventricular fibrillation do not usually display a history of heart
disease, but they may present other risk factors like high blood
pressure or a history of smoking.
To know that you
have a problem you need to know what to look for. One of the most
disturbing things about V-fib is that it could cause
you to faint suddenly. Typically, about an hour
before this collapse you will display symptoms like nausea, fast heart
beat, not breathing well or dizziness. If
you start to notice any of these symptoms, you want to seek medical
attention immediately. The sooner that you get to a doctor, the more
likely he or she can help.
More often than not the
best way to get fast medical attention for ventricular fibrillation is
to simply call 911. Often doctors have to use a defibrillator
to get the heart back into
a regular rhythm. After that, you may be prescribed specific
to help keep your heart beating steadily or even have to undergo
surgery. For some patients an ICD or implantable cardioverter
defibrillator will be implanted. This device helps to keep your heart
beating steadily for years.
you take good care of your body and keep yourself in good overall
health you do reduce your risk of developing V-fib.
healthy you can greatly
reduce your chances of developing this kind of condition.
around you are trained in CPR you have a substantially better shot at
making it through a
VF episode all right.
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