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'''Fibrillation''' is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of the muscle fibers of the [[heart]]. There are two major classes of fibrillation, [[atrial fibrillation]] and [[ventricular fibrillation]].
   
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* [[Atrial fibrillation]] can be a chronic condition, usually treated with anticoagulation and sometimes with [[cardioversion| conversion]] to [[cardiac pacemaker| normal sinus rhythm]].
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* [[Auricular fibrillation]]
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* [[Ventricular fibrillation]] is rapidly fatal if not reversed by [[defibrillation]].
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Fibrillation may sometimes be used after heart surgery to stop the heart from beating while any minor leaks are stitched up.
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==See also==
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[[Arrythmias (heart)]]
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[[Category:Arrythmias (heart)]]
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[[Category:Cardiology]]
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Fibrillation is the rapid, irregular, and unsynchronized contraction of the muscle fibers of the heart. There are two major classes of fibrillation, atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation.

Fibrillation may sometimes be used after heart surgery to stop the heart from beating while any minor leaks are stitched up.

See alsoEdit

Arrythmias (heart)

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