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Echo for Right Ventricular Dysfunction in PE

How good are we?

By Michael Prats, MD on 12/05/16 01:00 AM

Ultrasound is commonly used in patients with pulmonary embolism to determine if there are signs of right ventricular dysfunction. This is valuable information that can help with prognostication and determining if a patient may benefit from certain interventions. The authors here wanted to know if providers need to wait for an echocardiographer or if they can perform the study themselves accurately. What do you think?