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Ventricular fibrillation (V-Fib) is a condition in which ventricle muscles in the heart begin to contract in a disorganized fashion, making them quiver. Due to this uncoordinated contraction, blood circulation may cease within minutes, which may be fatal. Although it can affect dogs at any age, it seems to affect those that are older.
Unless some underlying infection, metabolic problem, or other such condition is present, the results of routine laboratory tests are usually normal. Your veterinarian will, however, record the ECG (electrocardiogram) results, which is helpful in identifying V-Fib and other related heart problems.
a) A cavity in certain animals b) Term refers to a rear chamber in the heart or a cavity in the brain
The act of making an opening narrower.
A record of the activity of the myocardium
The name of the main artery that starts in the left ventricle of an animal's four chamber heart.
The inflammation of myocardium