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E/e' for Acute Heart Failure

Too much for the masses?

By Michael Prats, MD on 03/26/18 06:00 AM

Point of care ultrasound protocols for acute heart failure are a dime a dozen these days - for good reason. Ultrasound has made this diagnosis way easier in the acute care setting. The question now is who can come up with the best protocol - something easy, accurate, and fast. These authors put their spin on the traditional heart and lungs protocol by including a measurement of the left atrial pressure. How does it hold up?