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ORIGINAL ARTICLE • Lung Ultrasound Training and Evaluation for Proficiency Among Physicians in a Low-Resource Setting

Lung ultrasound (LUS) is an effective tool to evaluate patients with dyspnea in the emergency department (ED). While a systematic review of LUS training recommended a three-step approach of teaching theoretical knowledge ......
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MULTIMODALITY IMAGING DOPPLER DILEMMAS • Pacemaker Lead–Induced Tricuspid Valve Stenosis?

Tricuspid valve (TV) stenosis (TS) is a rare condition and occurs in about 2.4% of cases of primary TV disease. Most commonly, it is caused from rheumatic disease. Endocarditis and large right atrial tumor are other causes of TS ......
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CLINICAL FOCUS REVIEW • Point-of-care Ultrasound in Cardiac Arrest

Point-of-care ultrasound – an established reliable bedside diagnostic modality for the differentiation of shock – is increasingly used during the management of cardiac arrest. Various resuscitation guidelines advocate for the role of point-of-care ultrasound in cardiac arrest ......
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VALVULAR HEART DISEASE • Natural History of Moderate Aortic Stenosis with Preserved and Low Ejection Fraction

The authors of this study sought to evaluate if moderate AS is associated with increased mortality in comparison with propensity-matched patients, stratified by ejection fraction (EF), and transaortic gradient, which potentially may justify AV replacement by TAVR ......
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BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION • The Impact of Norepinephrine on Myocardial Perfusion in Critical Illness

Myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) is a well-validated method of qualitative and quantitative assessment of myocardial perfusion in the non-critically ill. Therefore, the authors' goal was to investigate whether MCE can be used to assess norepinephrine-related perfusion abnormalities ......
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CASE REPORT | Native Mitral Valve Infective Endocarditis From Flossing: A Case Report and Emergency Department Management

Infective endocarditis (IE) is often classified into left (mitral and aortic), right (tricuspid and pulmonic), as well as by the nature of the affected valve (native or prosthetic). 40% of these cases affect the mitral valve. ......
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STATE OF THE ART REVIEW | Agitated Saline Contrast Echocardiography in the Identification of Intra- and Extracardiac Shunts: Connecting the Dots

Cardiologists throughout the world often perform and interpret echocardiographic studies using agitated saline as a contrast agent. Also known as ‘‘bubble studies’’, these studies can provide valuable information......
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ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY IN CHILDREN | Longitudinal Variation in Presence and Severity of Cardiac Valve Regurgitation in Healthy Children

In both normal adults and pediatric populations, trivial or mild valvular regurgitation (VR) is a common finding. However, in a specific individual, such finding may raise the concern whether this is a physiologic or pathologic finding......
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BRIEF RESEARCH COMMUNICATION – COVID 19 | Mitral Annular Plane Systolic Excursion: An Early Marker of Mortality in Severe COVID-19

Respiratory failure is one of the major causes of death in hospitalized patients with COVID-19. Right ventricular (RV) dilation and reduced RV longitudinal strain have been shown to be markers of poor outcome in this disease......
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Original Article: Point-of-Care Ultrasound for the Detection of Hydronephrosis in Emergency Department Patients with Suspected Renal Colic.

Renal colic is a common presentation in the emergency department (ED), leading to significant utilization of resources, including advanced imaging as well as direct and indirect costs related to patient care and lost work time......
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