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asystole

(əˈsɪstəlɪ)
n
(Pathology) pathol the absence of heartbeat; cardiac arrest
asystolic adj
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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
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Translations

a·sys·to·le

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

n asistolia
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References in periodicals archive ?
Dad-of-four Mr Smith, originally from Wavertree, had suffered a heart attack at his home in Runcorn but deteriorated as the ambulance left and became asystolic - meaning there was no electrical activity from his heart.
Bradycardia and asystolic cardiac arrest during spinal anaesthesia: a report of five cases.
After 40 minutes of continuous resuscitation, the fetus was still asystolic, and it was therefore decided to stop the resuscitation efforts.
Prior to the procedure, the patient suffered an asystolic cardiac arrest secondary to pump failure requiring 10 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Factors affecting survival after prehospital asystolic cardiac arrest in a Basic Life Support--defibrillation system, OPALS study.
A vasodepressor response was defined as hypotension with heart rate remaining greater than 40 bpm and a cardio-inhibitory response was defined by an asystolic pause greater than 3 seconds.
However, caution is warranted since adding opioids in premedication to particularly sufentanil and remifentanil has been linked to asystolic episodes.
Complications included failure to place the catheter (22 percent), arterial puncture (5 percent), catheter malposition (4 percent), pneumothorax (1 percent), subcutaneous hematoma (1 percent), hemothorax (<1 percent), and asystolic cardiac arrest (<1 percent)2.
After breaking the news to them of their child's death, and joining her consultant on morning rounds, she went to her on-call room and injected potassium into one of her veins producing immediate asystolic cardiac arrest."
He was detached from the ventilator and then bradycardic til asystolic.' A particularly poignant story was told by an ICU nurse (B14): 'Patient was fully conscious, but the family asked that treatment be terminated, citing the patient's "living will".
She remained asystolic after 5 minutes of CPR and a total of 3 mg IV-administered adrenaline.
However, he remained asystolic and death was pronounced 5 minutes after presentation.