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Ventricular Fibrillation

"Ventricular Fibrillation" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Ventricular Fibrillation" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Ventricular Fibrillation" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 266 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 21 publications in 2012
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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.