asystole

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asystole

[ā′sis·tə·lē]
(medicine)
The absence of cardiac contraction; cardiac arrest.
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The development of a protocol for organ recovery from asystolic donors, however, should not be seen as an attempt to circumvent brain death criteria.
There are two methods of obtaining organs from recently deceased, asystolic cadavers.
While a previous observational study, ISSUE-2 (International Study on Syncope of Uncertain Etiology-2), showed that the use of an ICM effectively diagnosed asystolic syncope, thereby leading to effective treatment outcomes, the ISSUE-3 study was needed to confirm these results through a more rigorous, randomized controlled trial.
While the neonate's umbilical cord was being cut the patient developed a broad-complex ventricular tachycardia and seconds later became asystolic.
This was accompanied by severe hypotension, then bradycardia followed by an asystolic cardiac arrest.
Asystolic responses were seen in 12 (46%) of 26 cases and seven (13%) of the 54 controls.
1 2 0 TABLE 3 Cardiac arrests attributed primarily to anaesthesia: cause, survival and preventability S# Age ASA status Event (probable cause of arrest) 1 33 y III Asystolic arrest after suxamethonium (medication-related) 2 2 days III Under-replacement of fluid during surgery of a large sacrococcygealteratoma 3 8 months II Inadequate ventilation after extubation following cleft plate repair (airway-related) 4 58 y III Respiratory depression after intravenous sedation during combined spinal-epidural (medication-related).
The boy was submerged either in or beneath the vehicle for at least 20 minutes and at the time his body was recovered, he was asystolic.
However, despite the administration of atropine and ephedrine IV, an asystolic cardiac arrest occurred.
During the night, at 0400h and without any warning, she had an ECG-monitored asystolic cardiac arrest.