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What is Cardiac Standstill?

Anand Swaminathan, MD FAAEM, Mike Mallin, MD, and Phillip Andrus, MD
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Lisa Chavez, RN and Kathy Garvin, RN
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Sam Ashoo, MD -

Thanks for the discussion. I do not use the term “cardiac standstill” in my practice when referring to ultrasound. I refer to “coordinated myocardial contraction” sufficient for perfusion. I refer to “agonal” rhythms and respiration’s but not contractions by US. Hopefully clarifying the language of peri-arrest ultrasound will improve our understanding of its role.

Michael M. -

Sam, I couldn't agree more. We need established terminology and definitions that we're all willing to adhere to when discussing and teaching this topic. Honestly, there seems to be so many terms out there it's hard to keep up.
Thanks for your feedback, mike.

Phillip A., MD -

I agree entirely. That's why we undertook this study. Having a common definition is the first step to being able to correctly interpret cardiac ultrasound in arrest. I'm glad that large studies like REASON and discussions like this are getting us on track.

Phil

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