POCUS - Visually Estimating Cardiac Function
2 months ago
Point of care ultrasound a.k.a. clinical ultrasound is different from consultative ultrasound. It is meant to answer very direct binary questions. When performing cardiac ultrasound one of the binary questions we ask, "Is the global function normal?" In this video I'll walk you through how to visually determine the cardiac function without advanced cardiac measurements. Visual estimation has been shown to be accurate when comparing normal function versus severely reduced function. You'll learn the tricks to determine function and be able to see side by side comparisons of a case of normal cardiac function next to one of severely reduced cardiac function.