Fibrillation

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Definition: Fibrillation is the fast, irregular heartbeat that can cause poor blood flow. There are two major classifactions of fibrillation including atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation can be a chronic condition, usually treated with anticoagulation such as Coumadin or warfarin. Ventricular fibrillation affects the coordiated contractions of the ventricles and if it is not reversed by defibrillation it is usually fatal.

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