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Why bother defibrillating if asystole?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Asystole

Indication for defibrillation are tachyarrhythmias, not asystole.

In brief: Asystole

Indication for defibrillation are tachyarrhythmias, not asystole.
Dr. Gutti Rao
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