Category Name: ultrasound

ultrasound

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?

ultrasound

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...