Category Name: ultrasound

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US Probe: TAPSE

An easy-to-acquire and reproducible measure of right ventricular dysfunction that correlates with outcomes in patients with pulmonary embolism... what's not to like?

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US Probe: When Does an Effusion Become Pericardial Tamponade?

Pericardial tamponade occurs when fluid within the pericardial sac impairs filling of the right-sided chambers, leading to a decrease in cardiac output and hemodynamic compromise. It is neither a clinical nor an echocardiographic diagnosis alone. Rather, the echocardiogram carries diagnostic value a...

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US Probe: E-Point Septal Separation (EPSS) in the CHF Patient

EPSS is a simple, easy to learn tool that allows a quick estimation of left ventricular function. The value of EPSS lies in its objective findings that do not require specialized training for interpretation and utilization, as shown by numerous studies. In patients without mitral or aortic valvula...

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US Probe: Ultrasound for Shoulder Dislocation and Reduction

After taking all the time and resources for conscious sedation, you find yourself unsure whether the shoulder dislocation has been reduced. You have two options: 1) Wait for sedation to wear off. Send patient around corner to x-ray. a) If reduced, great. b) If not reduced, then your team must repeat the whole process. 2) ULTRASOUND!