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POCUS in Preeclampsia

What is there to see?

By Michael Prats, MD on 02/18/19 06:00 AM

Point of care ultrasound can be used for a great many things, but I don't think many people grab for the probe when a patient comes in with suspected pre-eclampsia. However, we know that pre-eclampsia can lead to pathophysiology that is readily identified on ultrasound - things like interstitial edema, cardiac dysfunction, and increased intracranial pressure. This study takes the first step by examining patients in pre-eclampsia and determining how often you might find something if you go a lookin. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30211771