Assessment of Left Ventricular Function in the Critically Ill Patient

Assessment of Left Ventricular Function in the Critically Ill Patient Curr Pulmonol Rep (2017) 6:164–168 DOI 10.1007/s13665-017-0190-z POINT OF CARE THORACIC ULTRASOUND (S KOENIG, SECTION EDITOR) Assessment of Left Ventricular Function in the Critically Ill Patient Gulrukh Zaidi Published online: 28 July 2017 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2017 Abstract Keywords Left ventricular systolic function Point of care Purpose of Review A rapid qualitative assessment of left ven- echocardiography Shock tricular (LV) function is one of the cornerstones of point of care ultrasonography. The purpose of this review is to use a case-based approach to demonstrate how point of care echo- Introduction cardiography can be used to perform a qualitative assessment of LV systolic function. The assessment of left ventricular (LV) function is of great Recent Findings Various studies have demonstrated that using importance in critically ill patients as LV dysfunction can of- standard goal-directed echocardiography views, the assess- ten result in or complicate acute illness. Quantitative assess- ment of myocardial thickening, endocardial excursion and ment of LV function traditionally uses methods such as the the motion of the anterior leaflet of the mitral valve can be fractional area change and Simpson’s biplane method, which used to classify the LV systolic function into four broad cate- require a significant amount Current Respiratory Care Reports Springer Journals

Assessment of Left Ventricular Function in the Critically Ill Patient

Loading next page...
Springer US
Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Medicine & Public Health; Pneumology/Respiratory System; Internal Medicine; Thoracic Surgery
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

There are no references for this article.

You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

DeepDyve is your
personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.

Enjoy affordable access to
over 12 million articles from more than
10,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just $49/month

Explore the DeepDyve Library

Unlimited reading

Read as many articles as you need. Full articles with original layout, charts and figures. Read online, from anywhere.

Stay up to date

Keep up with your field with Personalized Recommendations and Follow Journals to get automatic updates.

Organize your research

It’s easy to organize your research with our built-in tools.

Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

See the journals in your area

Monthly Plan

  • Read unlimited articles
  • Personalized recommendations
  • No expiration
  • Print 20 pages per month
  • 20% off on PDF purchases
  • Organize your research
  • Get updates on your journals and topic searches


Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial

Best Deal — 39% off

Annual Plan

  • All the features of the Professional Plan, but for 39% off!
  • Billed annually
  • No expiration
  • For the normal price of 10 articles elsewhere, you get one full year of unlimited access to articles.



billed annually
Start Free Trial

14-day Free Trial