In the literature, there have been reports that lightning may cause myocardial injury and arrhythmias such as conductive disorders, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, and asystole
The magnet can be occasionally ineffective or cause asystole
in pacemaker dependency, as in our case.
The survival and discharge rates of the patients who were determined to have sinus tachycardia and bradycardia at the scene were statistically higher than those who were determined to have fatal rhythms (VF, PVT, asystole
, and PEA) (p=0.
Editor's Note: Nonshockable rhythms are defined as pulseless electrical activity and asystole
, which are not treatable by defibrillation.
The patient was in cyanosed and asystole
condition at first.
We surmise that this resulted in subtle cardiac changes that predisposed the patient to asystole
when exposed to the cardiac stress induced by nonconvulsive MECT.
Although the most common arrhythmia seen in these patients is sinus tachycardia, at least 5%-10% of patients with temporal lobe seizures develop slowing of their heart rate, some to the level of bradycardia and even asystole
(Koseoglu et al.
Finally, the patient displays sustained ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and asystole
Within 10 seconds the patient was documented to have a return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC), after a total of 6 minutes of asystole
Especially needle phobia are commonly associated with a vasovagal response which is an inappropriate combination of vasodilation and bradycardia resulting in collapse syncope and rarely in asystole
6) After trephine flushing, one patient developed increased intraocular pressure and temporary proptosis, while the other developed brief asystole
secondary to activation of the ocular carotid reflex.
Pretreatment or resuscitation with a lipid infusion shifts the doseresponse to bupivacaine-induced asystole
The survival duration was accurately identified from ECG-recordings and deaths were classified as tachyarrhythmic (ventricular asystole
, preceded by sustained VT/VF) or bradyarrhythmic (sinus tachycardia, followed by atrioventricular conduction disturbances and ventricular asystole
after the sugammadex (4 mg/kg) in their phase 2 multicentre study, conducted on 176 patients.
13) Unfortunately, women who are stricken by SCA are more likely to present pulse-less electrical activity or asystole
compared with men, making successful resuscitation more difficult.