Neonatologist-performed functional echocardiography in the neonatal intensive care unit.

  title={Neonatologist-performed functional echocardiography in the neonatal intensive care unit.},
  author={Afif Faisal El-Khuffash and Patrick McNamara},
  journal={Seminars in fetal & neonatal medicine},
  volume={16 1},
The use of point-of-care functional ultrasound to assess cardiovascular function is gaining interest in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The modality has been in use in adult intensive care units for some time and has often guided management. Clinical signs such as heart rate, blood pressure, and capillary refill time, which physicians traditionally have relied upon, provide limited insight into the adequacy of systemic blood flow and organ perfusion. Enhanced cardiovascular imaging and… CONTINUE READING


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