Value of a cardiovascular limited ultrasound examination using a hand-carried ultrasound device on clinical management in an outpatient medical clinic.

@article{Kimura2007ValueOA,
  title={Value of a cardiovascular limited ultrasound examination using a hand-carried ultrasound device on clinical management in an outpatient medical clinic.},
  author={Bruce J Kimura and David J. Shaw and Donna L. Agan and Stan A Amundson and Andrew C Ping and Anthony N. Demaria},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={100 2},
  pages={321-5}
}
Limited ultrasound imaging studies using hand-carried ultrasound devices at the point of care have individually shown feasibility in the detection of carotid atheroma, left ventricular systolic dysfunction, left atrial enlargement, and abdominal aortic aneurysm. To evaluate the utility of a specific cardiovascular limited ultrasound examination (CLUE) designed to detect all 4 entities in patients seen in an outpatient medical clinic. One hundred ninety-six patients underwent coronary heart… CONTINUE READING
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