The heart

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What does a hospital use to monitor the electrical activity and rhythm of the heart
Electrocardiogram
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What do the ventricles of the heart do if a person has ventricular fibrillation
The ventricles do not contract in a co-ordinated way
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What does the heart therefore do
Beats with an irregular rhythm
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What is reduced with V.F.
Blood flow from the heart
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What is V.F. a form of
Cardiac arrest, fatal unless treated immediately
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What does V.F. cause
A patient to collapse
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What does sius tachycardia refer to
A heart rate that exceeds the normal range for a resting heart rate
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What is its danger dependent on
The speed and type of rhythm
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What is bradycardia
Heart slowness, the resting heart rate is under 60 bpm
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What can bradycardia cause
Cardiac arrest in some patients
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Why can it cause cardiac arrest
Bradycardia may not pump enough oxygen around their hearts
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What can it sometimes lead to
Fainting, shorttness of breath, and death
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