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Why is asystole (i.e. flatline) a non-shockable heart rhythm?

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Dr. George Horng
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: No rhythm to reset

Shocking the heart resets the electrical system of the heart.
In asystole, there is no electrical activity to reset.

In brief: No rhythm to reset

Shocking the heart resets the electrical system of the heart.
In asystole, there is no electrical activity to reset.
Dr. George Horng
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