Bedside ultrasound of the lung for the monitoring of acute decompensated heart failure.

@article{Volpicelli2008BedsideUO,
  title={Bedside ultrasound of the lung for the monitoring of acute decompensated heart failure.},
  author={Giovanni Volpicelli and Valeria Caramello and Luciano Cardinale and Alessandro Mussa and Fabrizio Bar and Mauro Felice Frascisco},
  journal={The American journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={585-91}
}
PURPOSES Multiple artifacts B lines (B+) at transthoracic lung ultrasound have been proposed as a sonographic sign of pulmonary congestion. Our aim is to assess B+ clearance after medical treatment in acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) and to compare the usefulness of sonography with other traditional tools in monitoring resolution of pulmonary congestion. METHODS Eighty-one patients with a diagnosis of ADHF were submitted to lung ultrasound and chest radiography at admission, and 70 of… CONTINUE READING
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