Idiopathic ventricular fibrillation

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectrical Diseases of the Heart
Subtitle of host publicationGenetics, Mechanisms, Treatment, Prevention
PublisherSpringer London
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9781846288531
StatePublished - 2008


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