The five most important things to know

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What you absolutely need to know to be proficient in basic goal-directed trans-thoracic echocardiography:

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+++ KNOW YOUR LIMITS +++


Echo views

  1. Parasternal long axis view
  2. Apical 4 chamber view
  3. Subcostal 4 chamber view
  4. Subcostal IVC


Eye-ball assessment of LV function

  1. Hyperdynamic LV
  2. Normal LV function
  3. Abnormal LV function
  4. Severe LV dysfunction


Diagnosis of pericardial and pleural effusion

PSL schema pericardial and pleural effusion location.jpg


Assessment of volume status

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