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What could cause brief asystole? Is it dangerous? Heart feels like it stops briefly and get dizzy and pain nrmal echo and have pvcs also but not same.

What could cause brief asystole? Is it dangerous? Heart feels like it stops briefly and get dizzy and pain nrmal echo and have pvcs also but not same.

Depends.: It depends upon the length of ones pauses during asystole. This can readily be determined with a 24 hour holter monitor test and a careful evaluation by a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Cardiac Arrest (Definition)

Most cardiac arrest episodes are due to the heart rhythm becoming inadequate to pump blood to the body. Ventricular fibrillation is commonly the abnormal rhythm associated with cardiac arrest. If effective rhythm isn't ...Read more


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Why bother defibrillating if asystole?

Why bother defibrillating if asystole?

You should not: If it is truly asystole, you should not. Fine ventricular fibrillation can resemble asystole to the stupid computer on many defibrillators, so, if you think it's v-fib you should shock the patient. Otherwise skip it, you are flogging the dead. ...Read more

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Vtac/vfib vs asystole?

Vtac/vfib vs asystole?

Both critical: Asystole mean ther is no heart activity the heart is not beating or moving in any way, it is the rhythm that a patient has when they are pronounced dead. Vtac and vfib are potential reversibly life threatening rhythms where the heart still has activity but it is not synchronized to provide forward blood flow. When recognized immediately there are interventions to reverse these two rhythm. ...Read more

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How do you save a asystole patient?

How do you save a asystole patient?

Address other things: Generally, patients in a systole die, as the disease process leading to this rhythm has essentially killed them. Rarely, if you correct another condition you can turn a patient around, but discharge to home after this rhythm is less than 1%. ...Read more

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What is 2 beat P-wave asystole? should I be worried about it? thanks

?: I suspect you're describing 2 dropped p waves. This is also called a sinus pause. It's usually due to increased vagal tone - a normal (autonomic) neurologic reflex. So long as you're not passing out or nearly passing out (I understand you're not & I wouldn't expect you to), then it's perfectly within the range of a normal rhythm. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for asystole?

What are the treatments for asystole?

ACLS: The advanced cardiac life support algorithm recommends chest compression, starting and IV and giving Atropine and Epinephrine and checking a rhythm on a defibrillator/aed (but you wouldn't shock this rhythm if it persisted). That's it - the person responding should also consider treating things that can be reversed.. Like acidosis or hypovolemia etc. Etc. ...Read more

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Do defibrillators work in asystole?

Do defibrillators work in asystole?

No: Defibrillators work to disrupt an irregular, rapid, pathological heart beat. They don't "jump start" a heart that is not beating. ...Read more

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After v-fib, does the rhythm immediately go into asystole?

After v-fib, does the rhythm immediately go into asystole?

It can: Rhythm changes can occur rapidly in a code situation. V. Fib can degenerate into asystole. ...Read more

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About mydriasis&cardiac asystole?

About mydriasis&cardiac asystole?

Could be serious: Cardiac asystole leads to cardiac arrest which if unsuccessful leads to death and mydriasis, if successful but prolong can lead to brain injury presenting with mydriasis. It also could be transient secondary to Atropine which is used in asystole during cpr. ...Read more

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