Posts filed under Ultrasound

Cardiac Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrest

Journal Club Podcast #3

Ultrasound expert Dan Theodoro and I discuss the use of cardiac ultrasound in predicting outcomes in cardiac arrest...

Bottom Line: 

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remains a leading mechanism of death in the United States, with an estimated incidence of 300,000 events per year (McNally 2011). Overall survival has remained stable at approximately 8% since the 1950s (Sasson 2010) despite initiatives to improve survival rates (improved bystander CPR, public use of automated external defibrillators...

Posted on July 8, 2013 and filed under Ultrasound, Resuscitation.