22. Cardiac Arrest Rhythms

  1. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM3,4,5,
  2. Korin B. Hudson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP6,7,
  3. Robin Naples MD, FACEP8,
  4. Amita Sudhir MD, FACEP9,
  5. Steven H. Mitchell MD, NREMT-P, FACEP10,
  6. Jeffrey D. Ferguson MD, NREMT-P, FACEP11,12,13 and
  7. Robert C. Reiser MD, FACEP9
  1. Amita Sudhir MD, FACEP1,9 and
  2. William J. Brady MD, EMT-B, FACEP, FAAEM2,3,4,5

Published Online: 28 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch22

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care

How to Cite

Sudhir, A. and Brady, W. J. (2012) Cardiac Arrest Rhythms, in The ECG in Prehospital Emergency Care (eds W. J. Brady, K. B. Hudson, R. Naples, A. Sudhir, S. H. Mitchell, J. D. Ferguson and R. C. Reiser), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118473740.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  2. 4

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  3. 5

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  4. 6

    Department of Emergency Medicine, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  5. 7

    Georgetown Emergency Response Medical Service, Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, USA

  6. 8

    Temple University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, USA

  7. 9

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  8. 10

    Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, USA

  9. 11

    Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  10. 12

    EastCare Critical Care Transport, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

  11. 13

    Pitt County Emergency Services, East Carolina University, Greenville, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  2. 2

    Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medicine, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  3. 3

    Resuscitation Committee, Charlottesville, USA

  4. 4

    Emergency Preparedness and Response, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

  5. 5

    Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad and Albemarle County Fire Rescue, Charlottesville, USA

  6. 9

    University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 NOV 2012
  2. Published Print: 4 DEC 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405185776

Online ISBN: 9781118473740

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Keywords:

  • cardiac arrest rhythms;
  • asystole;
  • PEA features;
  • decreased preload, metabolic dysfunction;
  • ECG manifestations;
  • primary treatment considerations;
  • PEA rhythm presentations;
  • VF, irregular/disorganized rhythm;
  • VF cardiac arrest;
  • fine VF

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Asystole

  • Pulseless electrical activity

  • Pulseless ventricular tachycardia

  • Ventricular fibrillation