August 16, 2009

5H’s and 5T’s in pulseless carotid artery

In primary survey during emergency, we might encounter pulseless carotid artery which indicates problems with circulation. Please consider this formula when managing your patient



- Hypoxia


-Hyper/Hypo kalaemia

- H+ (acidosis)


-Tension pneumothorax

-Temponade (cardiac)

-Thrombosis (massive pulmonary embolism)

-Thrombosis (MI)

-Tablet (Drug overdose)

Source: Case File™: Emergency Medicine, Eugene C. Toy MD, and et all, Mac Graw Hill company, 2005


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