Echocardiography in the emergency room

PiƩrard, Luc A.; Lancellotti, Patrizio
January 2009
Heart;Jan2009, Vol. 95 Issue 2, p164
Academic Journal
The article discusses the use of echocardiography (ECG) in the evaluation and management of patients in hospital emergency departments. It is said that acute coronary syndromes can be identified in the presence of typical chest pain and by performing rest, contrast and stress cardiography. Also, ECG can be used to identify hypotension and jugular vein distension, which are signs of diseases such as acute heart failure, cardiac tamponade and severe pulmonary embolism.


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