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Echocardiography in Cardiac Arrest and Resuscitation

Chapter

Abstract

Sudden cardiac arrest carries a grave prognosis. The management of cardiac arrest is algorithmic because providers typically have limited knowledge of the patient’s past medical history. Peri-resuscitation echocardiography provides an invaluable real-time bedside diagnostic tool that can identify some of the potentially reversible causes of cardiac arrest and can be regarded as analogous to pulse oximetry or ECG monitoring.

Keywords

Cardiac arrest Resuscitation Arrhythmia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mount Sinai St. Luke’s HospitalNew YorkUSA

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