What is it about?
Automated pupillometry is a new prognostic tool for patients with possible neurological injury. Our study shows that automated pupillometry has a high predictive value for poor outcome in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients, but a poor predictive value in patients suffering from other cardiac diseases.
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Why is it important?
Our study provides important information to the multimodal approach to prognostication following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This process is very important, extremely difficult and a lot of questions remain unanswered, but with our study we may have found a new tool that should be implemented in daily clinical practice in every cardiac ICU.
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This page is a summary of: Prognostic value of automated pupillometry: an unselected cohort from a cardiac intensive care unit, European Heart Journal Acute Cardiovascular Care, April 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/2048872619842004.
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