Quick guide Introduction to transthoracic echo

Supplier: Philips Healthcare By: Anne-Sophie Beraud, cardiologist Clinique Pasteur, Toulouse, France | Toni Burkett Philips Healthcare – Ultrasound
02 November, 2021

The more you see, the more you can do | Learn why POC echo is valuable in the care of patients.

The use of focused echo at the patient’s bedside allows the physician to quickly assess chamber sizes, global LV and RV function, RV strain, hypovolemia, and fluid responsiveness. In addition, pericardial effusion, signs of tamponade, and significant valvular regurgitation can be identified. POC echo is a valuable tool that allows the treating physician to answer specific clinical questions that can guide the immediate care of patients.


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