Ventricular fibrillation is abnormal heartbeats caused by unusual twitching of the ventricles. Weakened heart muscles, low blood pressure, genetic disorders, previous heart attacks, etc., can lead to ventricular fibrillation. Ventricular fibrillation causes abrupt halting of the heart function, thus stopping blood pumping to parts of the body leading to death within minutes. CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) in emergency cases, medications like anti-arrhythmias, ICD placement (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator), cardiac ablation, stent placement, etc., are treatment modalities.
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Query: Hi doctor, My father is 59 years old. Eight years back he had heart attack and the next year he underwent CABG. Presently, he is feeling uncomfortable and got an angiogram and cardiac PET/CT imaging done. It stated that he has severe LV dysfunction of more than 30 percentage. He also has severe c... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These procedures in modern science are done according to guidelines. So according to ACC (American College of Cardiology) or AHA (American Heart Association) guidelines indications for ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) placement are under two broad categories ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, A few months ago, I started taking Bilastine. Just after I began taking it, I started having many more skipped heartbeats than usual and an irregular heart rhythm. One week later, I had ventricular fibrillation which I barely survived. I heard Bilastine can cause anomalies in the hear... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your medical history and would like to explain that your previous medications could have played a role in triggering the cardiac arrhythmia episode. Escitalopram has been mentioned more frequently as a cause of arrhythmic events as it may... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My 29 year old brother had a pacemaker placed three years ago after survival from a sudden cardiac arrest. Doctors found the cause of the cardiac arrest to be a ventricular fibrillation. Last week was the first time he received a shock from his pacemaker, that is, exactly three years... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ventricular fibrillation, the commonest cause is coronary artery disease. The other causes are dilated cardiomyopathy or low heart function. What is his ejection fraction? Low ejection fraction due to any reason like coronary artery disease or others can lead to v... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, Recently, I had a Holter monitor, which showed 7000 ventricle ectopic beats and a few short runs of VT, only four beats or less than that. My doctor has referred me to a cardiologist. When I asked if it is dangerous, she said no and said that I could exercise. Is that true? I am extremely... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Ventricular ectopics are abnormal beats, which have their origin in the ventricle chamber of the heart. A few ventricular ectopics are a common finding, but 7000 ventricular ectopics cannot be neglected. VT (ventricular tachycardia) of less than 30 seconds is called non-s... Read Full »