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Echocardiography in emergency admissions : Recognition of cardiac low-output failure.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23052991     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Detection of acute cardiac dysfunction and differential diagnosis of low cardiac output syndrome is challenging for emergency physicians. For the critical ill patient it is essential to rapidly identify the underlying disease to initiate the correct therapy and optimize patient outcome. Echocardiography is the diagnostic tool of choice for the evaluation of low cardiac output states. In the setting of the emergency department the use of focused echocardiography instead of detailed echocardiographic studies of cardiologists is appropriate and should be provided for emergency care. The differentiation in preserved versus reduced left ventricular ejection fraction as a first assessment is helpful, particularly for physicians not well trained in echocardiography. The structured and focused approach to evaluate or exclude differential diagnoses of cardiac dysfunction is the key for optimal management of acute and critically ill patients with low cardiac output.
Authors:
J Schmidt; A Maier; M Christ
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-10-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2193-6226     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed     Publication Date:  2012 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101575086     Medline TA:  Med Klin Intensivmed Notfmed     Country:  -    
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Languages:  GER     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Klinik für Notfall- und Internistische Intensivmedizin, Klinikum Nürnberg, Prof.-Ernst-Nathan-Straße 1, 90419, Nürnberg, Deutschland, julia.schmidt@klinikum-nuernberg.de.
Vernacular Title:
Echokardiographie in der Notaufnahme : Erkennen des kardialen Low-Output-Versagens.
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