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Cal J Emerg Med. 2006 Jan-Mar; 7(1): 8–11.
PMCID: PMC2872518

Ultrasound Guidance of Thrombolytic Therapy in Pulseless Electrical Activity: A Case Report


A young man presented to the emergency room in extremis and deteriorated into a state of pulseless electrical activity. Bedside echocardiography by emergency medicine physicians was crucial to the clinical decision to implement thrombolytic therapy for suspected massive pulmonary embolus.

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