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Ventricular flutter and ventricular fibrillation in the elderly

Ventricular flutter and ventricular fibrillation are serious ectopic rhythms. The ventricle loses the effective overall contractility, but is replaced by the fast and uncoordinated fibrillation of each myocardium. The hemodynamic effects of both are equivalent to ventricular arrest. Ventricular flutter is often a prelude to ventricular fibrillation and a fatal arrhythmia before death.

Symptoms

Ventricular tachycardia in the elderly

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