Thus, "the accepted medical standards assume that when the possibility exists that the brain is viable, absent some compelling medical or legal reason to act otherwise, resuscitation should be initiated." 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.
Support transplants from asystolic
donors when they begin in Coventry.
DeBegona, Montohiro Kawauchi et al., "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.
The second scenario for recovery of transplantable organs involves asystolic
a patient who has extensive metastatic carcinoma and has now suffered a prolonged asystolic
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
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
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
. He was intubated and administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
However, despite the administration of atropine and ephedrine IV, an asystolic
cardiac arrest occurred.