Browsing: Ultrasound

Left ventricular free wall rupture (LVFWR) is a rare and usually fatal complication of myocardial infarction (MI). Fortunately, echocardiography is very sensitive and specific - and emergency physicia
Tricuspid annular plane systolic excursion (TAPSE) can provide a point of care ultrasound assessment of right ventricular function. Although there are many emerging applications for this measurement,
Cardiac tamponade is a critical emergency department diagnosis, but it can be a difficult diagnosis to make based on physical exam alone. Clinical signs of tamponade are often late findings and can be
The ultrasound-guided stellate ganglion block may be used as an adjunct to established methods during pulseless ventricular arrhythmias. It is a potentially lifesaving procedure that is within the eme
Point-of-care ultrasound can be used to detect Meckel’s diverticulum as the underlying etiology of lower abdominal pain in pediatric patients. In the following case, bedside family-centered teaching a
Periappendiceal abscesses are a rare complication of pediatric appendicitis. In this case presentation, the little-seen consequence was identified by point-of-care ultrasound.
Point-of-care ultrasound techniques can help improve diagnosis and care in a range of conditions. This POCUS For the Win report explains Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis.
How important is appropriate imaging in the ED? One father - who's also an emergency physician - shares a firsthand account of repeated trips to the pediatric emergency room before imaging helped corr
Velocity time integral (VTI), also called stroke distance, is an ultrasound measurement that can help the emergency medicine provider guide both differentials and treatment. Here we will focus on its
Emergency physicians have been shown to be accurate at visual estimation of the left ventricular ejection fraction without quantitative measurements. However, there is still value in a quick and easy