The rhythm on the monitor was ventricular fibrillation, random electrical oscillations.
Recently G. Canby Robinson has seen and made electrocardiograms of a case of ventricular fibrillation.
The patient had three convulsions and died with edema of lungs about 30 hours after the attack of ventricular fibrillation.
ventricular fibrillation n.
An often fatal form of arrhythmia characterized by rapid, irregular fibrillar twitching of the ventricles of the heart in place of normal contractions, resulting in a loss of pulse.