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RESEARCH • Feasibility and Discriminatory Value of Tissue Motion Annular Displacement in Sepsis-Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Single-Center Retrospective Observational Study

There is no formalized or consensus definition of SICM, yet frequently left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of less than 50% in septic patients is often considered as indicative of SICM. The mortality among septic patients with SICM is 2 ~ 3 times higher than those without SICM. Echocardiograph...
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Right Ventricular Postsystolic Strain Curve Morphology before and after Vasodilator Treatment in Idiopathic Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

The authors discussed the current guidelines for diagnostic workup of pulmonary hypertension, which include right heart catheterization to establish diagnosis, a transthoracic echocardiography to rule out left heart disease, a ventilation/perfusion lung scan to exclude chronic thromboembolic pulmona...
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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY AND PULMONARY HYPERTENSION • Echocardiographic Biventricular Coupling Index to Predict Precapillary Pulmonary Hypertension

Right heart catheterization (RHC) remains the gold standard in the diagnostic workup. However, transthoracic echocardiography is currently part of the screening process and is increasingly used in the longitudinal follow-up of patients with PH. Estimated systolic pulmonary artery pressure (sPAP) is ...
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE • Prehospital Portable Ultrasound for Safe and Accurate Prehospital Needle Thoracostomy: A Pilot Educational Study

Since prehospital POCUS is becoming more widely adopted for its diagnostic abilities to aid in decision-making in traumatically injured patients, the authors designed this pilot educational study intervention to train ALS prehospital personnel to use a handheld POCUS to aid in the detection of pneum...
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ORIGINAL ARTICLE • Relationship of the Internal Jugular Vein to the Common Carotid Artery: Implications for Ultrasound-Guided Vascular Access

The internal jugular vein (IJV) is a commonly used cannulation site for central venous access as it is easily accessible due to its superficial anatomical position. The traditional landmark-based technique for IJV cannulation depends on it having a lateral position relative to the common carotid art...
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Image of pericardial fat CT imaging cardiac function Atherosclerosis    Online PoCUS Training

PERICARDIAL FAT AND CARDIAC FUNCTION • Association of Pericardial Fat with Cardiac Structure, Function, and Mechanics: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

Among 6,814 participants initially recruited in MESA, the authors included the 3,032 participants who underwent echocardiography at exam 6. At baseline, this cohort was 53% female, with mean age 57 years, and 40% White, 25% Black or African American, 22% Hispanic, and 13% Asian......
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CASE STUDY • ‘Hydro-point’ – The Forgotten and Unspoken Entity in Hydropneumothorax

Lung point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) showed hydro-point, dynamic air–fluid interface (DAFI) sign and a characteristic triple sign, namely barcode sign/stratosphere sign, hydro-point and sinusoidal pattern in right lung. These features are seen in effusive pneumothorax......
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RESEARCH • Intermediate-Risk Pulmonary Embolism: Echocardiography Predictors of Clinical Deterioration

Acute pulmonary embolism (PE) can lead to clinical deterioration due to its effect on the right ventricle (RV). Since there are no consistent definitions or assessments of abnormal RV (abnlRV) there is limited data on association between abnlRV and clinical outcomes and prognostic performance......
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CASE REPORT • Paradoxical Venous Air Embolism Detected with Point-of-Care Ultrasound

Based on ultrasonographic findings the suspected etiology of shock was venous gas embolism with global ventricular systolic dysfunction. Paradoxical embolism was considered based on the presence of bubbles in left chambers during FATE evaluation......
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PERICARDIAL FAT AND CARDIAC FUNCTION • Association of Pericardial Fat with Cardiac Structure, Function, and Mechanics: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis

The authors utilized data from the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) to examine the association between pericardial adipose tissue volume by computed tomography (CT) with cardiac structure and function by echocardiography......
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