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ventricular fibrillation
The primary mechanism and arrhythmia seen in sudden cardiac arrest.

Organized electrical activity and synchronized mechanical pumping activity are absent.

The electrocardiogram shows a chaotic, wavy baseline. If ventricular fibrillation is not terminated rapidly with defibrillation, blood flow to the brain is cut off, causing brain damage.

Untreated ventricular fibrillation leads to death.

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