Further, the court noted that the plaintiff's expert opined that accepted practice, as reflected in guidelines promulgated by the American Heart Association, required that emergency responders presented with an asystolic
patient must confirm the absence of a heart rhythm in at least two lead configurations.
Transplantation and Reanimation of Hearts Removed from Donors 30 Minutes after Warm, Asystolic
Death," Archives of Surgery 128 (1993): 989-92.
This algorithm (ventricular safety pacing) avoids an asystolic
pause in case of ventricular oversensing.
When it comes to asystolic
arrest, we really have had zero impact in changing the tide," Dr.
Such factors call for a protocol for asystolic
organ donation to allow more patients and families the opportunity to donate.
We report on the thrombolytic management of a woman who had an asystolic
cardiac arrest secondary to a massive PE while undergoing caesarean delivery.
This was accompanied by severe hypotension, then bradycardia followed by an asystolic
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