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Robert Arntfield, Jacob Pace, Michael Hewak, Drew Thompson
BACKGROUND: Emergency physicians frequently employ transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) to assist in diagnosis and therapy for patients with circulatory failure or arrest. In critically ill patients, transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) offers several advantages over TTE, including reliable, continuous image acquisition and superior image quality. Despite these advantages, TEE is not widely used by emergency physicians. OBJECTIVE: Report the feasibility, findings, and clinical influence observed from the first described TEE program implemented in an emergency department (ED) point-of-care ultrasound program...
February 2016: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Jennifer L Martindale, Abel Wakai, Sean P Collins, Phillip D Levy, Deborah Diercks, Brian C Hiestand, Gregory J Fermann, Ian deSouza, Richard Sinert
BACKGROUND: Acute heart failure (AHF) is one of the most common diagnoses assigned to emergency department (ED) patients who are hospitalized. Despite its high prevalence in the emergency setting, the diagnosis of AHF in ED patients with undifferentiated dyspnea can be challenging. OBJECTIVES: The primary objective of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis of the operating characteristics of diagnostic elements available to the emergency physician for diagnosing AHF...
March 2016: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Michael A Secko, Jason M Lazar, Louis A Salciccioli, Michael B Stone
OBJECTIVES: The authors determined if E-point septal separation (EPSS) as measured by junior emergency physicians (EPs) correlated with visual estimation of left ventricle ejection fraction (LVEF) by senior EPs and cardiologists in acutely dyspneic patients presenting to an adult emergency department (ED). METHODS: Acutely dyspneic patients were enrolled in a prospective, observational study. EPSS was measured using bedside ultrasonography by junior EPs (PGY 3 and PGY 4 residents) with variable ultrasound experience...
November 2011: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Conor J McKaigney, Mori J Krantz, Cherie L La Rocque, Nicole D Hurst, Matthew S Buchanan, John L Kendall
OBJECTIVES: Rapid assessment of left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) may be critical among emergency department (ED) patients. This study examined the predictive relationship between ED physician performed bedside mitral-valve E-point septal separation (EPSS) measurements to the quantitative, calculated LVEF. We further evaluated the relationship between ED physician visual estimates of global cardiac function (GCF) and calculated LVEF values. METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted on a sequential convenience sample of patients receiving comprehensive transthoracic echocardiography (TTE)...
June 2014: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Scott Dresden, Patricia Mitchell, Layla Rahimi, Megan Leo, Julia Rubin-Smith, Salma Bibi, Laura White, Breanne Langlois, Alison Sullivan, Kristin Carmody
STUDY OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to determine the diagnostic performance of right ventricular dilatation identified by emergency physicians on bedside echocardiography in patients with a suspected or confirmed pulmonary embolism. The secondary objective included an exploratory analysis of the predictive value of a subgroup of findings associated with advanced right ventricular dysfunction (right ventricular hypokinesis, paradoxical septal motion, McConnell's sign). METHODS: This was a prospective observational study using a convenience sample of patients with suspected (moderate to high pretest probability) or confirmed pulmonary embolism...
January 2014: Annals of Emergency Medicine
Erden Erol Ünlüer, Güldehen Özmen Senturk, Arif Karagöz, Yasemin Uyar, Serdar Bayata
Dyspnea is a common symptom among emergency department (ED) patients. The differential diagnosis of dyspnea in ED patients is broad, and pulmonary embolism (PE) is a crucial consideration among these. Recognition of right ventricular (RV) dysfunction is critical in patients with PE. Here, we present a 76-year-old male patient with the complaint of dyspnea. Focused cardiac ultrasonography performed by the emergency physician revealed enlarged RV, hypokinetic lateral wall and hyperkinetic apex of RV (McConnell's sign)...
April 2013: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
Lacey Blyth, Paul Atkinson, Kathleen Gadd, Eddy Lang
OBJECTIVES: The objective was to determine if focused transthoracic echocardiography (echo) can be used during resuscitation to predict the outcome of cardiac arrest. METHODS: A literature search of diagnostic accuracy studies was conducted using MEDLINE via PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, and Cochrane Library databases. A hand search of references was performed and experts in the field were contacted. Studies were included for further appraisal and analysis only if the selection criteria and reference standards were met...
October 2012: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Robert T Arntfield, Scott J Millington
The use of point of care echocardiography by non-cardiologist in acute care settings such as the emergency department (ED) or the intensive care unit (ICU) is very common. Unlike diagnostic echocardiography, the scope of such point of care exams is often restricted to address the clinical questions raised by the patient's differential diagnosis or chief complaint in order to inform immediate management decisions. In this article, an overview of the most common applications of this focused echocardiography in the ED and ICU is provided...
May 2012: Current Cardiology Reviews
Erol Erden Unlüer, Serdar Bayata, Nursen Postaci, Murat Yeşil, Özcan Yavaşi, Pinar Hanife Kara, Nergis Vandenberk, Serhat Akay
INTRODUCTION: The identification of diastolic heart failure (DHF) is important for determining the prognosis of congestive heart failure patients. This study attempted to determine the accuracy of emergency physicians who performed bedside echocardiography (BECH) in patients with diastolic dysfunction. METHODS: Three attending emergency physicians underwent 3 h of didactic and 3 h of hands-on training taught by a cardiology specialist for the echocardiographic diagnostic criteria of DHF...
April 2012: Emergency Medicine Journal: EMJ
Arun Nagdev, Michael B Stone
Detection of pericardial effusions using point-of-care focused echocardiography is becoming a common application for clinicians who care for critical patients. Identification of tamponade physiology is of great utility, as these patients require urgent evaluation and management. We describe techniques that the point-of-care clinician sonographer can use to determine the presence or absence of echocardiographic evidence of cardiac tamponade.
June 2011: Resuscitation
Arthur J Labovitz, Vicki E Noble, Michelle Bierig, Steven A Goldstein, Robert Jones, Smadar Kort, Thomas R Porter, Kirk T Spencer, Vivek S Tayal, Kevin Wei
The use of ultrasound has developed over the last 50 years into an indispensable first-line test for the cardiac evaluation of symptomatic patients. The technologic miniaturization and improvement in transducer technology, as well as the implementation of educational curriculum changes in residency training programs and specialty practice, have facilitated the integration of focused cardiac ultrasound into practice by specialties such as emergency medicine. In the emergency department, focused cardiac ultrasound has become a fundamental tool to expedite the diagnostic evaluation of the patient at the bedside and to initiate emergent treatment and triage decisions by the emergency physician...
December 2010: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Roberto M Lang, Michelle Bierig, Richard B Devereux, Frank A Flachskampf, Elyse Foster, Patricia A Pellikka, Michael H Picard, Mary J Roman, James Seward, Jack S Shanewise, Scott D Solomon, Kirk T Spencer, Martin St John Sutton, William J Stewart
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December 2005: Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography
Christopher L Moore, Geoffrey A Rose, Vivek S Tayal, D Matthew Sullivan, James A Arrowood, Jeffrey A Kline
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether emergency physicians (EPs) with goal-directed training can use echocardiography to accurately assess left ventricular function (LVF) in hypotensive emergency department (ED) patients. METHODS: Prospective, observational study at an urban teaching ED with >100,000 visits/year. Four EP investigators with prior ultrasound experience underwent focused echocardiography training. A convenience sample of 51 adult patients with symptomatic hypotension was enrolled...
March 2002: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
D P Mandavia, R J Hoffner, K Mahaney, S O Henderson
STUDY OBJECTIVE: Timely diagnosis of a pericardial effusion is often critical in the emergency medicine setting, and echocardiography provides the only reliable method of diagnosis at the bedside. We attempt to determine the accuracy of bedside echocardiography as performed by emergency physicians to detect pericardial effusions in a variety of high-risk populations. METHODS: Emergency patients presenting with high-risk criteria for the diagnosis of pericardial effusion underwent emergency bedside 2-dimensional echocardiography by emergency physicians who were trained in ultrasonography...
October 2001: Annals of Emergency Medicine
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