Ventricular Fibrillation

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Ventricular Fibrillation by Mind Map: Ventricular Fibrillation

1. Causes

1.1. Ventricular tachycardia (VT)

1.2. Scar in heart muscle tissue from previous heart attack

1.3. Heart defect from birth

1.4. Injury from damage to the heart muscle

1.5. Use of illegal drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine

1.6. Electrolyte abnormalties

2. Symptoms

2.1. Nausea

2.2. Shortness of breath

2.3. Loss of consciousness

2.4. Dizziness

2.5. Rapid Heartbeat

2.6. Chest Pain

3. Diagnosis

3.1. Heart Monitering

3.2. Pulse Check

4. Treatment

4.1. CPR

4.2. Defibrillation

4.3. Medications

4.3.1. Vasopressin

4.3.2. Epinephrine

4.3.3. Amiodarone

4.4. Implantable Cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)

4.5. Coronary angioplasty and stent placement

4.6. Coronary bypass surgery

4.7. Lifestyle Changes

4.7.1. Healthy Diet

4.7.2. Exercise

4.7.3. Stop Smoking

4.7.4. Reduce Alcohol Intake

4.7.5. Keeping blood pressure levels in healthy range