Focused cardiac ultrasound in the emergent setting: A consensus statement of the American society of Echocardiography and American College of Emergency Physicians

Arthur J. Labovitz, Vicki E. Noble, Michelle Bierig, Steven A. Goldstein, Robert Jones, Smadar Kort, Thomas R. Porter, Kirk T. Spencer, Vivek S. Tayal, Kevin Wei

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    Abstract

    The use of ultrasound has developed over the last 50 years into an indispensable first-line test for the cardiac evaluation of symptomatic patients. The technologic miniaturization and improvement in transducer technology, as well as the implementation of educational curriculum changes in residency training programs and specialty practice, have facilitated the integration of focused cardiac ultrasound into practice by specialties such as emergency medicine. In the emergency department, focused cardiac ultrasound has become a fundamental tool to expedite the diagnostic evaluation of the patient at the bedside and to initiate emergent treatment and triage decisions by the emergency physician.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)1225-1230
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of the American Society of Echocardiography
    Volume23
    Issue number12
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2010

    Keywords

    • Echocardiography
    • Emergency department
    • Focused cardiac ultrasound
    • Resuscitation

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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