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Is asystole the same thing as cardiac arrest?

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Dr. Jonathan Berkowitz
Emergency Medicine
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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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jonathan Berkowitz
Dr. Jonathan Berkowitz
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In brief: Yes,

For all practical purposes.

In brief: Yes,

For all practical purposes.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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