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Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrest

Does it predict survival?

By Michael Prats, MD on 12/19/16 01:00 AM

Ultrasound is used in cardiac arrest commonly. Often times people may stop a resuscitation based on the finding of no sonographic cardiac activity or continue a resuscitation if there are signs of cardiac activity. The question asked here is "really how well does ultrasound predict that this patient will live or die?". This is a high quality study taking a look at this important issue.