asystole

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asystole

[ā′sis·tə·lē]
(medicine)
The absence of cardiac contraction; cardiac arrest.
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The court held, inter alia, that according to expert testimony by the plaintiff's board certified emergency physician, the defendants departed from accepted practice by failing to intubate the patient and timely administer advanced life support medications, and added to it by the inappropriate administration of electrical defibrillation to an asystolic patient.
The ISSUE 2 study (10) indicates that the patients with asystolic tilt response are likely to benefit more from pacing therapy because their spontaneous syncope is also asystolic.
Data show that cardiopulmonary function can be restored easily in persons who have been asystolic for ten to fifteen minutes in typical clinical situations and longer in experimental and transplant conditions.
In this case, we get a failure to pace with consequent asystolic pause (cross talk) if there is not a spontaneous ventricular depolarization (Fig.
Despite dramatic advances in technology, techniques, and emergency response systems, children who go into asystolic cardiac arrest still have very high death rates, and the few who survive often suffer brain damage.
The second scenario for recovery of transplantable organs involves asystolic cadaveric donors.
a patient who has extensive metastatic carcinoma and has now suffered a prolonged asystolic cardiac arrest).
Prophylactic suppression of PVCs with antiarrhythmic drugs is not recommended unless they lead to hemodynamic compromise and there is the possibility that its use may be associated with increased risk of fatal bradycardic and asystolic events (15).