Ventricular fibrillation is the mechanism of death in a number of catastrophic events related to the environment. In particular, electrical shock, organophosphate poisoning, and hypothermia are known to give rise to ventricular fibrillation either directly or by causing unstable situations in which fibrillation may be readily provoked. This article reviews these mechanisms of ventricular fibrillation and aspects of treatment unique to environmental hazards

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