What does a Pulseless Electrical Activity(PEA) Strip look like?

  1. I need to know what a Pulseless Electrical Activity (PEA) look like? Does is look like Asystole? Thanks
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  3. by   jmgrn65
    no it doesn't look like asystole. it can be any rythm, the difference is they have no pulse. Can't be identified by the strip, because it can be NSR Atrial Fib. That is why PEA is dangerous, it looks the same. Hence the name
  4. by   emtb2rn
    Yep, PEA can look like a really nice NSR. That's why you treat the patient, not the monitor.