Diagnostic utility and clinical usefulness of the pocket echocardiographic device.

@article{Michalski2012DiagnosticUA,
  title={Diagnostic utility and clinical usefulness of the pocket echocardiographic device.},
  author={Błażej W Michalski and Jarosław Damian Kasprzak and Ewa Szymczyk and Piotr Lipiec},
  journal={Echocardiography},
  year={2012},
  volume={29 1},
  pages={1-6}
}
BACKGROUND The pocket echocardiograph (PE) with color Doppler imaging belongs to a new class of diagnostic tools, the feasibility and accuracy of which is not well established. The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility and diagnostic value of transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) performed with the use of PE by a cardiology resident (2nd year of training) and by an experienced cardiologist. METHODS The study population comprised 220 consecutive patients (142 men, mean age 63 ± 8… CONTINUE READING
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