fibrillation

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muscular twitching involving individual muscle fibers acting without coordination

act or process of forming fibrils

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(2003), 'Countershock: Mobilising Resistance to Electroshock Weapons', Medicine, Conflict and Survival, vol.
Analysis of the ventricular fibrillation ECG signal amplitude and frequency parameters as predictors of countershock success in humans.
studied 26 long-term survivors of whom 16 (60%) had not had a cardiorespiratory arrest[5.] Exclusion of patients who did not experience respiratory arrest or patients with acute circulatory failure due solely to ventricular arrhythmias responding promptly to electrical countershock may affect overall CPR outcome[17, 13-16, 21, 24, 31].
Treatment for VF consists of an unsynchronized electrical countershock with at least 200 to 300 joules, implemented as rapidly as possible.