This content is PDF only. Please click on the PDF icon to access.
The symptoms of ventricular fibrillation express themselves in the triad of the sudden onset of symptoms leading to death after a few seconds, with persistence of the respiration. The causes of ventricular fibrillation are: electric currents, fear, coronary spasm, sudden increase of blood-pressure in bath, chloroform, digitalis, strophantin, adrenalin, morphine, caffeine, ether, air-embolism, embolism, thrombosis of coronary arteries, infectious-toxic damage of myocardium by diphtheria, typhoid fever, scarlet fever, rheumatic fever, syphilis, Chagas' disease, and angina pectoris. In all cases of cardiac damage following any of these causes, it is important to use cardiazol, quinidin intravenously, heart massage, and artificial respiration.
Sudden Cardiac Death from Ventricular Fibrillation and Its Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. 1931;4:1227. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-9-1227_1
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(9):1227.
Cardiology, Rhythm Disorders and Devices.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2017 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use