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The absence of a palpable pulse in a major peripheral artery (carotid, radial, or femoral) in an unconscious, unmonitored patient is diagnostic. An electrocardiogram (ECG) may reveal a nonperfusing rhythm (asystole, VF, VT) or an organized rhythm (as for PEA).