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 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Current Respiratory Care Reports Springer Journals

Assessment of Left Ventricular Function in the Critically Ill Patient

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Springer US
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Copyright © 2017 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
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Medicine & Public Health; Pneumology/Respiratory System; Internal Medicine; Thoracic Surgery
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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

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Published: Jul 28, 2017

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