Shockable rhythms like V-fib or V-tach have a better
prognosis than patients with PEA or asystole.
Recent study has shown an initial electrical frequency in PEA
between 10-24/min had worse outcomes than PEA with initial rhythm
Patients with an initial electrical frequency in PEA over
60/min did just as well as patients with shockable rhythms. Of
them, there was a 22% survival rate with 15% having a good
Weiser, C., et al.
(2018). Initial electrical frequency predicts survival and
neurological outcome in out of hospital cardiac arrest patients
with pulseless electrical activity.Resuscitation.
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