Assessment of cardiac ultrasonography in predicting outcome in adult cardiac arrest.

@article{Tomruk2012AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of cardiac ultrasonography in predicting outcome in adult cardiac arrest.},
  author={Onder Tomruk and B{\"u}lent Erdur and G{\"u}ven Çetin and Arisan Ergin and M{\"u}cahit Avcil and M{\"u}cahit Kapci},
  journal={The Journal of international medical research},
  year={2012},
  volume={40 2},
  pages={804-9}
}
OBJECTIVE A prospective follow-up study to evaluate the ability of cardiac ultrasonography performed by emergency physicians to predict resuscitation outcome in adult cardiac arrest patients. METHODS Ultrasonographic examination of the subxiphoid cardiac area was made immediately on presentation to the emergency department with pulseless cardiac arrest. Sonographic cardiac activity was defined as any detected motion within the heart including the atria, ventricles or valves. Successful… CONTINUE READING

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