Point-of-care ultrasonography for evaluation of acute dyspnea in the emergency department.

CONCLUSIONS: PoCUS represents a feasible and reliable diagnostic approach to the dyspnoic patient, allowing a reduction of the diagnostic time. This protocol could help to stratify patients who should undergo a more detailed evaluation. PMID: 28212836 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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