ICD defibrillation treating ventricular fibrillation (VF), and ventricular tachycardia (VT) where ATP has been unsuccessful
In 2008, Haïssaguerre et al challenged the well-embedded term "benign" early repolarization by demonstrating a link between this familiar ECG pattern and idiopathic VF arrest
Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is the the most important shockable cardiac arrest rhythm. It is invariably fatal unless advanced life support is rapidly instituted
Ventricular fibrillation and (pulseless) ventricular tachycardia mandate immediate CPR, advanced life support and correction of underlying causes.
Ventricular Fibrillation requires a initiating stimulus in a susceptible myocardium.
PechaKucha presentation on the use of ECMO in the emergency department for refractory ventricular fibrillation in cardiac arrest