This case report from the American Journal of Emergency Medicine showcases a 76-year-old male who presented to the ED with dyspnea.
SONOSIM SUMMARY: The Cardiac Limited Ultrasound Examination (CLUE) is a rapid look for specific cardiovascular ultrasound “signs” to augment conventional bedside assessment.
Bedside ultrasound is a useful tool to assess for hypovolemia in patients with suspected undifferentiated sepsis. This study from the American Journal of Emergency Medicine specifically observes changes in inferior vena cava and right ventricle diameter before and after fluid resuscitation.
Focused transthoracic echocardiography (F-TTE) is an important tool to assess hemodynamically unstable patients in the Emergency Department.
In patients with pulmonary embolism (PE), right ventricular strain (RVS) on transthoracic echocardiography by Cardiology has been shown to be an independent predictor of 30-day adverse outcomes.