I understand what asystole is but how different from cardiac arrest?

Same...sort of. Cardiac arrest means that the heart muscle has stopped beating. It can be from asystole, which means that there is no spontaneous rhythm at all, or other causes. But, in the end, cardiac arrest means the heart stop beating.

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Is asystole the same thing as cardiac arrest?

Sort of. Is a calf a cow? If you are making veal parm? Cardiac arrest is the loss of pumping ability of the heart. That is measured as cardiac output (units l/min). In cardiac arrest it is 0. Asystole is usually used to refer to the lack of electrical activity in the heart. If the electrical system could be measured, it would be measured in amps (current or electrons /sec). In asystole that is 0. Read more...

What's difference between cardiac arrest and asystole?

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

What is the difference between having asystole and cardiac arrest?

Category... Cardiac arrest means that the heart is no longer beating and this can be due to different rhythm disturbances. One of the rhythm disturbances that can lead to the heart stopping is asystole, when there is no electrical activity present (ie "flat line" on the heart monitor!). Read more...

What is the difference between having asystole and having a cardiac arrest?

Asystole is the end. Asystole, or a heart with no electrical activity, is how we all end up at death. A cardiac arrest can start there, but usually starts with a rapid rhythm that has low or no output or a noncontractile rhythm (ventricular fibrillation). These rhythms are often reversible, asystole is usually simply death. Read more...
Sort of. Is a calf a cow? If you are making veal parm? Cardiac arrest is the loss of pumping ability of the heart. That is measured as cardiac output (units l/min). In cardiac arrest it is 0. Asystole is usually used to refer to the lack of electrical activity in the heart. If the electrical system could be measured, it would be measured in amps (current or electrons /sec). In asystole that is 0. Read more...