Asystole/Ventricular Standstill


Rate

None

P wave

May be seen, but there is no ventricular response

QRS

None

Conduction

None

Rhythm

None

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.

Interventions include:


 

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