Early Bronchoscopy After Cardiac Arrest Helps Patients Avoid Ventilators

Early Bronchoscopy After Cardiac Arrest Helps Patients Avoid Ventilators

BRONCHOSCOPY PROCEDURE

Patients who suffer cardiac arrest and receive a bronchoscopy soon after arrival at the hospital fare better than those who receive the procedure later in their stay, research finds.

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