Clin Case Rep Int | Volume 6, Issue 1 | Case Report | Open Access

The Use of Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Improving Outcomes of Resuscitations

Eyal Heiman1* and Ron Berant2

1Department of Emergency Medicine, Sharee Zedek Medical Center, Israel
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Schneider Children’s Medical Center of Israel, Israel

*Correspondance to: Eyal Heiman 

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Abstract

Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) is being used more frequently today in pediatric emergency medicine departments. It has become an important adjunct for clinical diagnosis and procedural guidance. We present a case report of a patient who presented to our Pediatric Emergency Department (PED) and was diagnosed with myocarditis using cardiac ultrasound at the start of her resuscitation. Point-of-care ultrasound was found beneficial in making a crucial diagnosis of myocarditis at the initial stage of resuscitation. POCUS directed the quick management and eventual connection of the patient to Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) which contributed to the better outcome of the resuscitation.

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Heiman E, Berant R. The Use of Cardiac Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Improving Outcomes of Resuscitations. Clin Case Rep Int. 2022; 6: 1335.

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