Monday, 14 November 2016

Agonal Rhythm

An agonal heart rhythm is a variant of asystole with a heart rate is less than 20 bpm, without P waves and with wide, bizarre QRS complexes seen on the electrocardiogram. Clinically, an agonal rhythm is regarded as asystole and should be treated equivalently, with cardiopulmonary resuscitation. As in asystole, the prognosis for a patient presenting with this rhythm is very poor.