Point of Care Echo: One image, 3 Questions

Dr Divya Priya, York Hospital, London

Ultrasound is excellent at examining the heart. We present how to use ultrasound in an acute setting such as ITU and resus A&E. Point of care ultrasound echo can quickly and accurately determine left ventricular function, right heart dilatation for pulmonary emboli and the presence of a pericardial effusion. In an acute setting this information adds to the clinical picture and is of great benefit to the doctor and patient.

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