Focused Cardiac Ultrasound for Acute Aortic Syndromes

A New Diagnostic Algorithm?

By Michael Prats on 01/20/20 06:00 AM

Acute aortic syndromes such as aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm, penetrating ulcer are tricky. No one wants to miss these deadly diseases, but we also don't want to test everyone who has the slightest sign of this wily diagnosis. Point of care ultrasound can detect signs of aortic pathologies, but there haven't been any good studies to determine if this is accurate or safe....until now. https://www.ultrasoundgel.org/82 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31226214