Echocardiography and focused cardiac ultrasound

Darren Klugman, John T. Berger

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Abstract

Objectives: The following review will describe the use of focused cardiac ultrasound performed by noncardiologists and its role as an acute hemodynamic monitoring tool in pediatric cardiac critical care. Data Source: MEDLINE and PubMed. Conclusion: The use of focused cardiac ultrasound has grown tremendously over recent years, and is increasingly being performed and interpreted by intensivists, anesthesiologists, and emergency medicine physicians. These imaging techniques are useful in establishing etiologies of cardiac dysfunction and should compliment the physical examination and standard hemodynamic monitoring.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S222-S224
JournalPediatric Critical Care Medicine
Volume17
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • echocardiography
  • hemodynamic monitoring
  • pediatrics
  • valvar disease
  • ventricular function

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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