Rhythm-Based Management

The following article describes management of the cardiac arrest victim according to rhythm.

Ventricular Fibrillation

Ventricular fibrillation (VF) is the most common initial heart rhythm in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), and the most salvageable one. Although VF appears as a chaotic and disorganized rhythm, characteristics of the ventricular fibrillation waveform such as amplitude, frequency, and organization can be systematically quantified in real-time.

Shockable Rhythms

According to television, if there’s a heart problem, you shock it. WRONG! Learn about shockable rhythms.