One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘The practice of maintaining brain stem dead patients on mechanical ventilation until they become asystolic has largely ceased in the United Kingdom as a result of the clear guidelines of the royal colleges.’
- ‘Severe toxicity leads to coma, profound hypotension, bradycardia, and asystolic arrest.’
- ‘A 74-year-old man with a history of coronary artery disease was found in asystolic arrest and was brought to the emergency department at this hospital.’
- ‘He notes that the increased myocardial oxygen consumption occurring with epinephrine may have harmful effects in patients with asystolic cardiac arrest.’
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