Evidence-based diagnosis and thrombolytic treatment of cardiac arrest or periarrest due to suspected pulmonary embolism.

@article{Logan2014EvidencebasedDA,
  title={Evidence-based diagnosis and thrombolytic treatment of cardiac arrest or periarrest due to suspected pulmonary embolism.},
  author={Jill K Logan and Hardin A Pantle and Paul Huiras and Edward S. Bessman and Leah Bright},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={32 7},
  pages={789-96}
}
When a previously healthy adult experiences atraumatic cardiac arrest, providers must quickly identify the etiology and implement potentially lifesaving interventions such as advanced cardiac life support. A subset of these patients develop cardiac arrest or periarrest due to pulmonary embolism (PE). For these patients, an early, presumptive diagnosis of PE is critical in this patient population because administration of thrombolytic therapy may significantly improve outcomes. This article… CONTINUE READING
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