Fetal Outcomes After POCUS for Vaginal Bleeding in Pregnancy

What happens after they leave?

By Michael I Prats, MD on 02/27/17 01:00 AM

When patients come into the emergency department with vaginal bleeding, they often get a bedside point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) to assess if this is an intrauterine pregnancy and to assess fetal viability when possible. We know that finding evidence of an intrauterine pregnancy and finding a fetal heart beat is good news for the pregnancy - but how good? What are the chances that these pregnancies will continue to full term? This paper follows these patients up to find out.