Phases of VF

Phases of VF

  1. Electrical phase
    – First 5 minutes
    – Respond better to defibrillation
  2. Hemodynamic phase
    – 5 -10 minutes
    – CPR + defibrillation
  3. Metabolic phase
    – > 10 minutes
    – Metabolic damage to the organs
    – Ischemic damage to the brain, so therapeutic hypothermia maybe indicated post ROSC.
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