• Clinically, an agonal rhythm is regarded as asystole and should be treated equivalently, with cardiopulmonary resuscitation and administration of intravenous adrenaline. As in asystole, the prognosis for a patient presenting with this rhythm is very poor.


  • Under these situations, atropine can be used to increase the underlying sinus rate to inhibit AIVR. Other treatments for AIVR, which include isoproterenol, verapamil, antiarrhythmic drugs such as lidocaine and amiodarone, and atrial overdriving pacing are only occasionally used today.

    Likewise, how do you fix asystole? Asystole is treated by cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) combined with an intravenous vasopressor such as epinephrine (a.k.a. adrenaline). Sometimes an underlying reversible cause can be detected and treated (the so-called Hs and Ts, an example of which is hypokalaemia).

    Hereof, what are the 4 lethal heart rhythms?

    You will learn about Premature Ventricular Contractions, Ventricular Tachycardia, Ventricular Fibrillation, Pulseless Electrical Activity, Agonal Rhythms, and Asystole.

    What is the difference between Idioventricular rhythm and accelerated Idioventricular rhythm?

    Accelerated idioventricular rhythm is a ventricular rhythm with a rate of between 40 and 120 beats per minute. Accelerated idioventricular arrhythmias are distinguished from ventricular rhythms with rates less than 40 (ventricular escape) and those faster than 120 (ventricular tachycardia).

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