asystole


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asystole

[ā′sis·tə·lē]
(medicine)
The absence of cardiac contraction; cardiac arrest.
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During each event, her cardiac rhythm evolved from normal sinus rhythm (preictal) to sinus tachycardia (intraictal) to bradycardia or asystole (intraictal and postictal).
Adenosine-induced ventricular asystole to induce transient profound systemic by potension in patients undergoing endovascular therapy.
Additionally, improvements in perioperative donor and organ management, including a decrease in time from asystole to flush and an increased use of pulsatile cold perfusion in our most recent cases, improved early transplant outcomes.
Although asystole is an expected event in the hypobaric chamber training, our case did not require CPR or any intervention and recovery was achieved spontaneously.
Some of the visual and auditory signs of death were specific to ICU: pacing spikes without capture, asystole on the monitor and alarms ringing, while others were more common indicators of death: lack of respiratory movement, pallor, coldness and stiffness.
During the final two minutes of the scenario, the patient's rhythm progressed into asystole.
There are also some concerns in the literature about the rare chance of a Lazarus Phenomenon; there have been rare reports of patients auto-resuscitating after more than ten minutes of cardiac asystole (absence of heart beat).
Resuscitative measures were initiated and he was brought to the emergency room where he went into asystole.
No MRI-related complications or MRI-attributed sustained ventricular arrhythmias, asystole episodes or pacemaker malfunctions occurred.
At 5 pm the patient had a cardiac arrest with ECG tracings showing asystole.
If cardiac arrhythmia or asystole develops, which usually occurs, then additional artificial support must be provided for cardiac functioning to continue.
He can be programmed to display arrhythmias including asystole.