asystole


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asystole

(əˈsɪstəlɪ)
n
(Pathology) pathol the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest
asystolic adj
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.asystole - absence of systoleasystole - absence of systole; failure of the ventricles of the heart to contract (usually caused by ventricular fibrillation) with consequent absence of the heart beat leading to oxygen lack and eventually to death
pathology - any deviation from a healthy or normal condition
Translations

a·sys·to·le

, asystolia
n. asístole, asistolia, fallo cardíaco, paro cardíaco ausencia de contracciones cardíacas.

asystole

n asistolia
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Although it felt like torture, it finally gave me a diagnosis - a condition known as 'autonomically mediated syncope with asystole'.
This forms the basis of significant lethal abnormalities of heart rate and rhythm like QTc prolongation, ventricular fibrillation, asystole, and ultimately death9.
He was intubated but developed asystole with EKG changes and an anoxic brain injury.
Cardiogenic shock was the cause of death in 3 cases, while Ventricular fibrillation and cardiac asystole contributed to the death in each of the remaining 2 cases.
The Symbio CS1201 Simulator (Symbio Corporation, Beaverton, OR, USA) was used as a rhythm generator, and asystole was the rhythm provided for each simulation.
Less than a fifth of the patients (n=19; 18.4%) had a documented cardiac rhythm recorded at arrest: four (21.1%) had pulseless electrical activity, asystole was recorded in ten (52.6%) cases and five patients (26.3%) had ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation.
Ultrasound scan on postoperative day one confirmed the cardiac asystole of the conjoined twins and the survival of the normal fetus.
Mr Hinchcliffe, who works for the ambulance service as an emergency medical technician, said Mr Long told him the rhythm was asystole, which is the most serious form of cardiac arrest.
Serious complications of BHS are rare, but cases of sudden death, prolonged asystole, and status epilepticus have been reported.