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Unformatted text preview: If pulseless, treat as VF Ventricular asystole: No electrical activity of the ventricles Failure of the conducting system due to damage complicating myocardial infarction Cardiac massage can restore cardiac activity No pulse, no blood pressure ECG flat line Electromechanical dissociation: No effective cardiac output despite presence of normal or near-normal electrical activity May have a treatable cause POTENTIALLY REVERSIBLE CAUSES Hypoxia Hypovolaemia Hyper / Hypokalaemia Hypothermia Tension pneumothorax Tamponade Toxic / Therapeutic disturbance Thromboembolic obstruction (PE)...
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