Asystole occurs most commonly following the termination of atrial, AV junctional or ventricular tachycardias. This pause is usually insignificant.
Asystole of longer duration in the presence of acute MI and CAD is frequently fatal.
- CPR, 100% oxygen,
- Transcutaneous pacing
- Epinephrine 1.0 mg., IV push, q3-5 minutes