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Would paramedics attach a defibrillator pads on someone found asystolic?

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Dr. Donald Alves
Emergency Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Likely yes

The pads can help determine the heart rhythm, functioning as diagnostic leads on most machines, so are quicker than waiting to get the 3 or 5 regular leads on.
Pads are commonly applied to persons with unstable heart rhythms / palpitations / some with chest pains / unresponsive patients.

In brief: Likely yes

The pads can help determine the heart rhythm, functioning as diagnostic leads on most machines, so are quicker than waiting to get the 3 or 5 regular leads on.
Pads are commonly applied to persons with unstable heart rhythms / palpitations / some with chest pains / unresponsive patients.
Dr. Donald Alves
Dr. Donald Alves
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Defibrillator

Paramedics may attach monitor and defibrillator leads as a routine.
But defibrillation is not the treatment for asystole.

In brief: Defibrillator

Paramedics may attach monitor and defibrillator leads as a routine.
But defibrillation is not the treatment for asystole.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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