Bedside echocardiographic assessment for trauma/critical care: the BEAT exam.

@article{Gunst2008BedsideEA,
  title={Bedside echocardiographic assessment for trauma/critical care: the BEAT exam.},
  author={Mark A Gunst and Jason Lee Sperry and Vafa Ghaemmaghami and Terence S O'Keeffe and Randall S. Friese and Heidi Lee Frankel},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2008},
  volume={207 3},
  pages={e1-3}
}
F ecent evidence suggests that pulmonary artery catheter PAC)-guided resuscitation may not improve outcomes in ritically ill patients, creating heightened interest in minially invasive or noninvasive methods of cardiac monitorng. Transthoracic echocardiography offers a noninvasive ay to evaluate both volume status and cardiac function. raditionally, this… CONTINUE READING