Ventricular fibulation is a very serious disorder of the heart, in which the electrical properties of the heart almost completely lose their natural rhythm. This causes the chambers of the heart to pump in an irregular and unsynchronized manner. The result of ventricular fibulations is that the heart essentially “treads water” and fails to pump any blood. The lower chambers of the heart also tend to beat quicker than normal, which exacerbates the problem since it is out of sync.

Defibulation is needed within minutes of a person who goes into cardiac arrest as a result of ventricular fibulation. Without defibulation, a person who collapses as a result of ventricular fibulation will almost certainly die. This is why access to a defibulator is essential for people at risk for heart arrythmia.

This information is not to be used as medical advice, and has not been written by a doctor. Always consult your doctor before making any medical decisions or undertaking any treatment.

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