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What's difference between cardiac arrest and asystole?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: How an EKG looks

Cardiac arrest refers to any situation in which the heart is not pumping blood.
This may occur with abnormal electrical activity in the heart in which the heart is quivering ( ventricular fibrillation) or beating so fast in can not pump blood effectively (ventricular tachycardia, ) asystole is a kind of cardiac arrest in which the heart is electrically silent ( flat line) on ekg.

In brief: How an EKG looks

Cardiac arrest refers to any situation in which the heart is not pumping blood.
This may occur with abnormal electrical activity in the heart in which the heart is quivering ( ventricular fibrillation) or beating so fast in can not pump blood effectively (ventricular tachycardia, ) asystole is a kind of cardiac arrest in which the heart is electrically silent ( flat line) on ekg.
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Type...

Asystole means there is no electrical activity in the heart and this results in cardiac arrest.
There are also other cardiac rhythmns that result in cardiac arrest. Asystole is one of them.

In brief: Type...

Asystole means there is no electrical activity in the heart and this results in cardiac arrest.
There are also other cardiac rhythmns that result in cardiac arrest. Asystole is one of them.
Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sudden cardiac death

Asystole is one form of cardiac arrest (sudden cardiac death), but others include dangerous ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.

In brief: Sudden cardiac death

Asystole is one form of cardiac arrest (sudden cardiac death), but others include dangerous ventricular arrhythmias such as ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation.
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