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
Published: Jul 28, 2017
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
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.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera