[Answer] A 30-year-old patient has been brought to the emergency department in full cardiac arrest. The cardiac monitor shows the following rhythm. Interpretation of this rhythm would suggest which of the following as a possible precipitating factor?

Answer: The rhythm is ventricular fibrillation. Precipitating causes of ventricular fibrillation include electrocution myocardial ischemia or infarction shock stimulant overdose and ventricular tachycardia.
A 30-year-old patient has been brought to the emergency department in full cardiac arrest. The cardiac monitor shows the fol…

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