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Lung and Cardiac Ultrasound Protocol for Acute Heart Failure

A quick diagnosis?

By Michael Prats, MD on 09/11/17 02:00 AM

Ultrasound can be helpful for diagnosing acute heart failure - mainly by looking for signs of pulmonary edema and poor systolic heart function. Previous results have shown that ultrasound is accurate for the diagnosis, but maybe you're worried that it takes too long. This article tries to test a simple and fast ultrasound protocol that can maintain accuracy in making the diagnosis.