Factors that may increase your risk of ventricular fibrillation include:

  • A previous episode of ventricular fibrillation
  • A previous heart attack
  • A heart defect you're born with (congenital heart disease)
  • Heart muscle disease (cardiomyopathy)
  • Injuries that cause damage to the heart muscle, such as electrocution
  • Use of illegal drugs, such as cocaine or methamphetamine
  • Electrolyte abnormalities, such as with potassium or magnesium
Nov. 01, 2014

You Are ... The Campaign for Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization. Make a difference today.