Impact of patient positioning on lung ultrasound findings in acute heart failure.

  title={Impact of patient positioning on lung ultrasound findings in acute heart failure.},
  author={Sarah Elisabeth Frasure and Danielle K Matilsky and Sebastian D. Siadecki and Elke Platz and Turandot Saul and Resa Ellen Lewiss},
  journal={European heart journal. Acute cardiovascular care},
  volume={4 4},
AIM The purpose of this study was to compare lung ultrasound findings in both the supine and upright positions in heart failure patients presenting with dyspnea or chest pain. METHODS AND RESULTS We performed lung ultrasonography on 50 heart failure patients in the emergency department. Each subject underwent eight-zone lung sonography in the seated upright position, followed by a repeat ultrasound in the supine position. Each ultrasound video clip was later assigned a score (0-2 B-lines=0… CONTINUE READING
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