- Asystole EKG Definition and Guide -
Definition of Asystole
Asystole is a flatline EKG. The heart is not functioning.
It is an urgent, life-threatening condition that demands immediate medical attention. On an EKG monitor, the EKG tracing will be a flat or nearly flat line.
Asystole EKG Tracing
This tracing is an example of asystole. It is a flat and featureless waveform.
Asystole EKG Definition and Guide