Hand-held cardiac ultrasound examinations performed in primary care patients by nonexperts to identify reduced ejection fraction

We examined if (1) focused cardiac ultrasound (F...
Source: BMC Medical Education - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research

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AbstractCurrent echocardiography techniques have allowed more precise assessment of cardiac structure and function of the several types of cardiomyopathies. Parameters derived from echocardiographic tissue imaging (ETI) —tissue Doppler, strain, strain rate, and others—are extensively used to provide a framework in the evaluation and management of cardiomyopathies. Generally, myocardial function assessed by ETI is depressed in all types of cardiomyopathies, non-ischemic dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in particular . In hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), ETI is useful to identify subclinical disease in family membe...
Source: Heart Failure Reviews - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research
AbstractAimWe combined cardiopulmonary exercise test (CPET) and exercise stress echocardiography (ESE) to identify early haemodynamic and metabolic alterations in patients with hypertension (HT) with and without heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF).Methods and resultsFifty stable HFpEF ‐HT outpatients (mean age 68 ± 14 years) on optimal medical therapy, 63 well‐controlled HT subjects (mean age 63 ± 11 years) and 32 age and sex‐matched healthy controls (mean age 59 ± 15 years) underwent a symptom‐limited graded ramp...
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Research Article Source Type: research
European Journal of Heart Failure, EarlyView.
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
Abstract Hypertension remains a significant risk factor for several cardiovascular disorders including coronary artery disease and heart failure. Despite the large armamentarium of drugs available for the management of high blood pressure, low oral availability is an ongoing challenge. Researchers are constantly developing alternative drug delivery systems. This review focuses on the transcutaneous delivery of antihypertensive agents. The use of diverse technologies for the delivery of specific antihypertensive agents is emphasized. The advances made and the challenges encountered are highlighted. Several transder...
Source: AAPS PharmSciTech - Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: Tags: AAPS PharmSciTech Source Type: research
​Before you break out the bottles for a paracentesis, you may want to consider doing a test for ascites. Many procedures require executing an old-school test before even looking at a result or grabbing an ultrasound machine. Knowing what to look for on a physical exam may guide your practice and intervention dramatically. Using noninvasive tools first could help your patient avoid other tedious or unnecessary testing, which may also result in lost time. Incorporating ultrasound into your practice may also help you nail a diagnosis or allow you to perform a procedure better than you expected.A markedly distended abdomen d...
Source: The Procedural Pause - Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Blog Posts Source Type: blogs
Publication date: Available online 31 December 2019Source: Revista Clínica Española (English Edition)Author(s): M Méndez Bailón, JM Cerqueiro, J Carriel, E Orviz García, JM Cepeda RodrigoAbstractThe present article reviews the usefulness of lung ultrasound in the diagnosis, prognostic stratification and treatment of patients with heart failure. The article addresses the technical aspects when performing lung ultrasonography, as well as the importance of the presence of B-lines in the diagnosis and the prognostic value of pulmonary congestion. Moreover, the article reviews the most recentl...
Source: Revista Clinica Espanola - Category: Internal Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Chest - Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Tags: Chest Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe “Cardiac ultrasound for resource-limited settings (CURLS)” protocol is a context-specific algorithm designed to aid the clinician in diagnosing the five most clinically relevant etiologies of heart failure and cardiomegaly in SSA. The protocol has the potential to influence treatment decisions i n patients who present with clinical signs of heart failure in resource-limited settings outside of the traditional referral institutions.
Source: Critical Ultrasound Journal - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
The creation of an arteriovenous fistula (AVF) is the preferred mode of access for hemodialysis in patients with End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). High output cardiac failure is a known but rare complication of AVF resulting from high flow volume. This case report describes the use of intraoperative ultrasound as a guide for banding of an AVF to decrease flow volume in a patient with high cardiac output failure. The access was preserved and a gradual decline of cardiac function before and recovery after banding is demonstrated over an 18-year period.
Source: Annals of Vascular Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Case Report Source Type: research
European Journal of Heart Failure, EarlyView.
Source: European Journal of Heart Failure - Category: Cardiology Authors: Tags: Letter to the Editor Source Type: research
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