Computed tomographic features of circulatory arrest

Hung Wen Kao, Ching Jiunn Wu, Chung Ping Lo, Wei Chou Chang, Cheng Yu Chen

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Abstract

Although computed tomography (CT) is used widely in evaluating injuries from various kinds of trauma, the CT features of circulatory events are rarely reported. Recognizing these features is crucial to proper emergency management of patients when circulatory events occur during CT examination. We report two trauma patients who developed circulatory arrest during CT. Both patients had similar CT features of contrast distribution over the dependent portion of the right-sided venous system, a finding that has been previously reported only in patients with cardiac arrest. The quick paddle look feature may be useful to identify the condition and initiate proper resuscitation of patients without electrocardiographic monitoring in CT rooms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-362
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi
Volume105
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Tomography
Wounds and Injuries
Heart Arrest
Resuscitation
Emergencies

Keywords

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Computed tomography
  • Shock
  • Trauma
  • Ventricular fibrillation

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  • Medicine(all)

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Computed tomographic features of circulatory arrest. / Kao, Hung Wen; Wu, Ching Jiunn; Lo, Chung Ping; Chang, Wei Chou; Chen, Cheng Yu.

In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi, Vol. 105, No. 4, 04.2006, p. 359-362.

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Kao, Hung Wen ; Wu, Ching Jiunn ; Lo, Chung Ping ; Chang, Wei Chou ; Chen, Cheng Yu. / Computed tomographic features of circulatory arrest. In: Journal of the Formosan Medical Association = Taiwan yi zhi. 2006 ; Vol. 105, No. 4. pp. 359-362.
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