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Ventricular Fibrillation Summary

Description: 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.

Also Known As: Fibrillation, Ventricular; Fibrillations, Ventricular; Ventricular Fibrillations

Networked: 6083 relevant articles (343 outcomes, 556 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Ventricular Fibrillation

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Amiodarone (Amiodarona) : 28 outcomes 45 studies in 234 results : FDA 4 Generic
  2. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 19 outcomes 31 studies in 224 results : FDA 168 Generic
  3. Epinephrine (Adrenaline) : 16 outcomes 39 studies in 260 results : FDA 93 Generic
  4. Propranolol (Inderal) : 11 outcomes 5 studies in 90 results : FDA 158 Generic
  5. Sotalol (Sotalol Hydrochloride) : 10 outcomes 11 studies in 54 results : FDA 18 Generic
  6. Vasopressins (Vasopressin) : 9 outcomes 16 studies in 67 results : IBA
  7. Anti-Arrhythmia Agents : 9 outcomes 12 studies in 87 results : IBA
  8. Verapamil (Calan) : 8 outcomes 2 studies in 80 results : FDA 64 Generic
  9. Oxygen : 7 outcomes 8 studies in 82 results : IBA
  10. Aconitine : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 40 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Ventricular Fibrillation

  1. Ventricular Tachycardia
  2. Heart Arrest (Cardiac Arrest)
  3. Myocardial Infarction
  4. Ischemia
  5. Cardiac Arrhythmias (Arrythmia)
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Key Therapies for Ventricular Fibrillation

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  1. Resuscitation : 28 outcomes 44 studies in 543 results
  2. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) : 26 outcomes 73 studies in 718 results
  3. Implantable Defibrillators (Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator) : 20 outcomes 54 studies in 360 results
  4. Defibrillators (Defibrillator) : 12 outcomes 38 studies in 330 results
  5. Ligation : 12 outcomes 7 studies in 163 results
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