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Emergency department ultrasound and echocardiography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16199344     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Bedside sonography has become an important tool in the emergency physician's diagnostic armamentarium. Sonography is useful in the evaluation of a number of conditions, including cholecystitis, abdominal aortic aneurysm, and ectopic pregnancy. Applied to the heart, sonography aids in the assessment of pericardial tamponade, electromechanical dissection, pulmonary embolus, and other cardiorespiratory emergencies. Echocardiography also has a role in differentiating patients with cardiac activity from those in ventricular standstill and in estimating central venous pressure. This article reviews these and other clinical applications and the physics of ultrasound, techniques for sonographic evaluation, and the practical aspects of emergency department use, such as strategic placement of the equipment for quick activation and storage of collected data.
Authors:
Alice Tang; Brian Euerle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine clinics of North America     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0733-8627     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg. Med. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-10-03     Completed Date:  2005-11-22     Revised Date:  2009-11-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8219565     Medline TA:  Emerg Med Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1179-94     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Emergency Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, 21201, USA. atang002@maryland.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Cardiovascular Diseases / ultrasonography*
Echocardiography*
Emergency Medicine / methods*
Emergency Service, Hospital*
Humans

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