Sometimes in my field there is a need for inducing ventricular fibrillation. Now before people think I’ve completely lost my senses, realize that cardiac electrophysiologists induce ventricular fibrillation nearly every time they implant a cardiac defibrillator (ICD) to assure the device will properly detect, charge, and restore a patient’s heart rhythm in a carefully controlled setting with the patient sedated.
Great blog post about some of the things EP docs do. Like inducing VF. Very cool reading.