ventricular fibrillation

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fibrillation of heart muscles resulting in interference with rhythmic contractions of the ventricles and possibly leading to cardiac arrest

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In the new ACT:C3 program aimed at the general public, the "C3" stands for "Check, Call and Compress." The first step is perhaps the most crucial: Ninety percent of collapses are the result of what is known as VFib arrest, or ventricular fibrillation, and it is paramount that anyone nearby who sees a person collapse respond immediately, before paramedics arrive, Moore said.
At times, VFib arrest patients can appear to still be breathing - among the symptoms not typically associated with cardiac arrest.
Though chest compressions are needed immediately in VFib situations, last year just 41 percent of cardiac arrest patients locally were treated before paramedics arrived, Moore said.
However, no significant genotype x year interactions was detected for VFIA, VFIB, and HFI.
Phenology measurements, VFIA, VFIB, HFI, BMP, and FLDP were positively associated (P < 0.01) with each other, indicating harmony among the two fruiting interval measurements and as these fruiting intervals increased, so did the BMP and FLDP (Table 3).