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WAMAMI! Wall Motion Abnormalities in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Is RWMA a new region of POCUS?

By Michael Prats on 08/05/19 06:00 AM

Theoretically, regional wall motion abnormalities (RWMA) would be really useful in the acute care setting. In the patient with concern for cardiac ischemia, this finding might help push to definitive management. The problem is that this is a nuanced exam - it takes some experience and practice. It hasn't been studied much in the point-of-care world. So can emergency physicians with relatively little training do this accurately? Find out in this next adventure into the world of point-of-care echocardiography! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30987914