Case study: COVID and asystole

MCHD Cpt. Megan Powell shares a harrowing COVID-19 case

It seems as though each week brings some crazy and bizarre COVID-19 related news. MCHD Cpt. Megan Powell joins in this episode of the MCHD Paramedic Podcast to spread the word about a harrowing COVID related case that made us all stop and do a literature search. Listen and in and learn yet another clinical consideration when caring for complex COVID-19 patients.


1. Wang Y, Wang Z, Tse G, Zhang L, Wan EY, Guo Y, Lip GYH, Li G, Lu Z, Liu T. Cardiac arrhythmias in patients with COVID-19. J Arrhythm. 2020 Jul 26;36(5):827-836. doi: 10.1002/joa3.12405.

2. Powell M, Ward B, Dickson R, Patrick C. Prehospital Sinus Node Dysfunction and Asystole in a Previously Healthy Patient with COVID-19. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2021.

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