pulselessness


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pulselessness

Emergency medicine Lack of blood flow in the circulation of the large arteries, detected by a rescuer by palpating the carotid pulse–in the groove between the trachea and the adjacent strap muscles for 5-10 secs. See External chest compression.
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The patient made a complete recovery following prolonged pulselessness," said anesthesiologist and cardiac care specialist Roger White, lead author of the study.
Bae et al (3) reported in their series of 36 children with CS that significant pain was noted in 88%, paraesthesia in 61%, paralysis in 36%, pallor in 30% and pulselessness in only 18%.
However, concerns and discrepancies persist among such organizations regarding the length of pulselessness required before death is pronounced.
Assuming this occurs within a short period of time, the attending physician waits until there has been two minutes of pulselessness, and then pronounces the patient dead.
Presumably, this is not done because two minutes of pulselessness is almost certainly not long enough to ensure the development of brain death.
But this particular instance of cardiac arrest, reported first in Mayo Clinic Proceedings online, turned out to be highly unusual: "The patient made a complete recovery following prolonged pulselessness," says anesthesiologist and cardiac care specialist Roger White, M.
Out-of-hospital CPR was performed by an emergency team for 20 minutes because of apnoea and pulselessness.