Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content

Ventricular fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation - How to prevent?

Ventricular fibrillation - Causes and Risk Factors

​Ventricular fibrillation is characterised by very fast and very irregular heartbeats. It is a form of arrhythmia and is usually due to poor functioning of the heart’s ventricles. A patient could lose consciousness within seconds and die within minutes.

Common causes of ventricular fibrillation include:
  1. High risks of coronary artery disease
  2. Poor heart function and heart failure
  3. Strong Family history of SCD (including genetic disorder of the heart muscles (e.g. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy)
  4. Electrical disorders of the heart (e.g. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome) or inherent abnormality of membrane of the heart muscle cells specialised in conduction (e.g. Brugada Syndrome and congenital long QT syndrome)
  5. Severe metabolic derangement (e.g. Severe hyperkalemia)

Ventricular fibrillation - Preparing for surgery

Ventricular fibrillation - Post-surgery care

Discover articles,videos, and guides afrom Singhealth's resources across the web. These information are collated, making healthy living much easier for everyone.