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Pulseless electrical activity

Overview

What are the symptoms?

What are the causes?

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

When to seek urgent medical care?

Treatment options

Where to find medical care for Pulseless electrical activity?

Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

Pulseless electrical activity On the Web

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Directions to Hospitals Treating Pulseless electrical activity

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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-In-Chief:; Assistant Editor(s)-In-Chief:

Overview

What are the symptoms of Pulseless electrical activity?

Absence of palpable pulses is the main finding. Depending upon the cause, the following might be found:

What causes Pulseless electrical activity?

Common causes of PEA include preceding respiratory failure in 40% to 50% of cases, and hypovolemia. The common causes of PEA can be remembered using the mnemonic "The Hs and Ts".

Who is at highest risk?

Diagnosis

When to seek urgent medical care?

Treatment options

The current American Heart Association-Advanced Cardiac Life Support (AHA-ACLS) guidelines advise the following be undertaken in all patients:

Where to find medical care for Pulseless electrical activity?

Directions to Hospitals Treating Condition

Prevention

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

Possible complications

The following complications are likely to be seen in pulseless electrical activity:

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