Yes, ventricular fibrillation requires critical care. Ventricular fibrillation is an abnormal and life-threatening heart rhythm. It requires immediate treatment with a defribillator. A defribillator is a piece of equipment that allows the nurse or doctor to deliver an electrical shock to the heart in an attempt to restore the "normal" heart rhythm. A patient who has developed ventricular fibrillation and has received defibrillation will require close monitoring in a critical care or intensive care unit.
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Ventricular fibrillation is a serious rhythm disturbance of the heart that can occur in some individuals who are having a heart attack. It can also occur in people who have severe heart failure or rare heart conditions of the electrical system of the heart. Since the electrical system of the heart becomes chaotic in ventricular fibrillation, it usually will result in death if the person does not receive a an electrical shock from a defibrillator within minutes. If the individual survives the event, they are usually placed in an intensive care unit for evaluation and critical care.