What is ventricular fibrillation?
The ventricular fibrillation is a medical emergency that occurs when the heart begins to beat rapidly and erratically, and left heart ventricles pump blood. Sometimes it’s triggered by a heart attack and generates the abrupt drop in blood pressure. As a result, the vital organs are left to get blood and, if not treated properly, the body collapses in seconds.
# 1 Symptom
The main manifestations of ventricular fibrillation include:
• chest pain,
• difficulty breathing and
• loss of consciousness.
# 2 Risk Factors
There are certain factors that increase the risk for fibrillation. These are:
• a previous episode of ventricular fibrillation,
• having suffered a heart attack,
• having a heart birth defect
• the use of illegal drugs such as cocaine or methamphetamine.
# 3 Treatments
The fibrillation treatments focus on restoring normal blood circulation to prevent damage to the brain or other vital organ. Having achieved this goal, the focus of treatment lies in preventing future episodes of ventricular fibrillation, through the use of medications or angioplasty (unblocking of a blood vessel) and subsequent stent (tube that helps prevent the artery from reclosing), among others.
In simple terms, these are the basic premises of VF. To prevent it, and thus avoid lying at the edge of death, it is imperative that watch over your heart health. What? Through a balanced diet (rich in fiber and free of harmful fats) and varied exercise routine.