Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (VF) is an uncommon disease of unknown etiology that manifests as syncope or cardiac arrest caused by rapid polymorphic ventricular tachycardia (VT) or VF in the absence of organic heart disease or identifiable channelopathy. Because the term idiopathic means absence of identifiable etiology, idiopathic VF is essentially a diagnosis by exclusion. However, typical clinical and electrophysiological characteristics present in some patients often allows for a straightforward positive diagnosis.
|Title of host publication||Electrical Diseases of the Heart|
|Subtitle of host publication||Genetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 2008|