We intend to describe the imaging findings of sudden cardiac arrest occurring during computed tomographic (CT) examination and also of impending cardiogenic shock in 4 patients. Despite rare reports of acute cardiac arrest occurring during or shortly after CT scan, CT features are quite characteristic. Familiarity with CT findings of these patients is essential for accurate interpretation of images, immediate initiation of resuscitation, as well as informing clinical physician in these conditions.
From the *Department of Radiology, Hasheminejad Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences; and †Department of Radiology, Shohada-e tajrish Hospital, Shahid-Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Received for publication February 11, 2012; accepted February 16 .
Reprints: Morteza Sanei Taheri, MD, Department of Radiology, Shohada-e tajrish Hospital, Shahid-Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran 1989934148 (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors report no conflicts of interest.