News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Cardiology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Cardiology Answers List

Forum Name: Arrhythmias

Question: definition for bradyasystolic cardiac arrest


 teachersw - Wed Mar 25, 2009 10:45 am

paramedic student can not find this definition anywhere on web...only finds the treatments
 John Kenyon, CNA - Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:21 pm

User avatar Hello --

Often hyphenated (which may be why you couldn't find it) this is when a patient "brady's out." Instead of a break in the rhythm that stays broken, it's a gradual slowing down to nothing, a terminal rhythm that just gets slower til it stops and can't be restarted. Sometimes due to a bleed-out but usually part of the sick sinus process, or some other failure of the sinus node, generally without an escape beat generated and frequently due to a proximal right coronary thrombus. Very few are successfully resuscitated. Often heralded by a progressive bradycardia that simply terminates by getting so slow that next beat just never comes.

I hope this is helpful. It's probably not exactly the way it would be written in the textbook, but there it is. Good luck to you!
 teachersw - Fri Mar 27, 2009 9:21 am

thanks for the definition. that did help. do you have a ECG strip of this rhythm?
 John Kenyon, CNA - Sat Mar 28, 2009 11:42 am

User avatar You're very welcome. Strips showing this rythm are difficult to obtain because they are usually long and progressive, but I will look around and see if I can find one that shows the late progression of it. If so, you'll get a notiifcation that something's been posted here.

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here