hardinparamedic: Ventricular fibrillation can occur from a heart attack or cardiac ischemia, but there are other causes, such as channelopathies, trauma, and generalized ischemia. They are, however, the most common lethal arrythmia that people who have heart attacks develop. Ventricular Tachycardia can also develop if certain cardiac conduction channels are damaged as a result of that ischemia/infarction. (A myocardial infarction is a heart attack). In fact, lethal arrythmia is the most common cause of death within 8 hours of a heart attack.
hardinparamedic: anuran: hardinparamedic, is this something you learn in in EMS school?outside of off color jokes about racist cops, nope. :)Good for the kid. He may not have had enough body strength to do CPR. It's better than nothing
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