Applicability of a modified EFAST protocol (r-EFAST) to evaluate hemodynamically unstable patients after percutaneous cardiac intervention

Abstract

Percutaneous cardiac intervention is an invasive diagnostic and therapeutic technique which carries a significant complication rate. Although the usefulness of EFAST protocol is widely recognised, this paper will attempt to explore a modified approach involving a focused examination on the retroperitoneal (r-EFAST). We have provided examples of 3 cases where r-EFAST was used to detect retroperitoneal bleeding in critical situations.

DOI: 10.1186/s13089-017-0070-3

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@inproceedings{Martnez2017ApplicabilityOA, title={Applicability of a modified EFAST protocol (r-EFAST) to evaluate hemodynamically unstable patients after percutaneous cardiac intervention}, author={Jos{\'e} Luis V{\'a}zquez Mart{\'i}nez and Kary Leonisa Qui{\~n}ones Coneo and Tomas Villen Villegas and Mar{\'i}a S{\'a}nchez Porras and C{\'e}sar P{\'e}rez-Caballero Macarr{\'o}n and Ana Coca P{\'e}rez and Luis Fernandez Pineda}, booktitle={Critical ultrasound journal}, year={2017} }