Determination of left ventricular function by emergency physician echocardiography of hypotensive patients.

@article{Moore2002DeterminationOL,
  title={Determination of left ventricular function by emergency physician echocardiography of hypotensive patients.},
  author={Christopher L. Moore and G A Rose and Vivek S. Tayal and Danielle M Sullivan and James Arrowood and Jeffrey A. Kline},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={186-93}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether emergency physicians (EPs) with goal-directed training can use echocardiography to accurately assess left ventricular function (LVF) in hypotensive emergency department (ED) patients. METHODS Prospective, observational study at an urban teaching ED with >100,000 visits/year. Four EP investigators with prior ultrasound experience underwent focused echocardiography training. A convenience sample of 51 adult patients with symptomatic hypotension was enrolled… CONTINUE READING
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