Categories: Cardiology

What are the Shockable and Non-Shockable Rhythms?

Shockable: VFib or ventricular tachycardia (V-Tach)

Nonshockable: Pulse Electrical Activity (PEA) or Asystole

References

  1. American Heart Association. 2005 American Heart Association guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiovascular care. International Consensus on Science. Circulation. 2005;112: IV-1-IV-5. Available at: http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/vol112/24_suppl/.
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