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Table 6 Percentage of patients that presented with ONLY ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia as presenting rhythm that did or did not meet positive mortality outcomes stratified upon whether cardiac motion was visualized on point-of-care ultrasound. Cumulative statistics also included

From: Prognostic value of point-of-care ultrasound during cardiac arrest: a systematic review

StudyPresenting RhythmOutcomeN+ Outcome / + Cardiac Motion+ Outcome / - Cardiac Motion- Outcome / - Cardiac Motion- Outcome / + Cardiac Motion
Kim et al. [13]VT and VFROSC1100% (1/1)0% (0/0)0% (0/0)0% (0/0)
Tomruk et al. [10]VT and VFROSC80% (0/0)50% (4/8)50% (4/8)0% (0/0)
Blaivas et al. [14]VFHospital Admission6653% (8/15)0% (0/51)100% (51/51)47% (7/15)
Salen et al. [6]VFHospital Admission625% (1/4)0% (0/2)100% (2/2)75% (3/4)
VTHospital Admission567% (2/3)0% (0/2)100% (2/2)33% (1/3)
Aichinger et al. [11]VT and VFHospital Admission966% (2/3)0% (0/6)100% (6/6)33.3% (1/3)
Cebicci et al. [8]VT and VF24 h survival4585.7% (30/35)20% (2/10)80% (8/10)14.3% (5/35)
TOTAL  14072.1% (44/61)7.6% (6/79)92.4% (73/79)27.9% (17/61)