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Asystole | Reference Guide


EKG Strip

ecg rhythm strip for reference guide


EKG Features

Rate: Absent
Rhythm: Not present
P Wave: Absent
PR Interval: Absent
QRS: Absent
A total absence of electrical activity in the heart. Confirm with multiple leads
Asystole is a condition of no electrical activity in the heart. It is seen on an EKG as a flatline. Cardiac contractions have stopped and no blood is flowing.
External Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asystole
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Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Thomas O'Brien
EKG tracings reviewed by Dr. Pedro Azevedo, MD, Cardiology
Medically reviewed by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD, Cardiology
Last Update: 11/8/2021

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