Electromechanical dissociation (Pulseless Electrical Activity)

 

Electromechanical dissociation, Non-Perfusing Rhythm or  Pulseless Electrical Activity is a cardiac condition whereby the electrocardiogram is showing a heart rhythm that should be producing a pulse, however does not.

Etiology:

Hypovolemia – a state of decreased blood volume.

Electromechanical dissociation. Retrieved August 29, 2009 from http://apma-nc.com/PatientEducation/electromechanical_dissociation.htm

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