POCUS in cardiac arrest and its therapeutic implications – a case report
Wei Yang Lim, Kay Choong See
Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital, Singapore
Correspondence: Wei Yang Lim, Division of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine, University Medicine Cluster, National University Hospital, 1E Kent Ridge Road, NUHS Tower Block Level 10, Singapore 119228; tel.: +65-97302964, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Point of Care Ultrasound is an increasingly popular modality in the emergency department as well as in the critical care unit. Its applications are varied, centered on its role in diagnosis, thereby minimizing the time taken for the appropriate diagnosis to be made and hence incorporate definitive treatment. There are currently no international guidelines published with regards for point of care ultrasound in the context of cardiac arrest. We propose to delineate the impact of the role of point of care ultrasound in a patient with cardiac arrest, in the evaluation of the cause, its prognostic role, as well as possible implications for therapies based on a case report.