Echocardiographic assessment of acute dyspnea in the CCU

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Echocardiography is essential in evaluating patients with acute and sub- acute dyspnea. Depending on the urgency and severity of patient's condition the applications of echocardiography can range from immediate point-of-care ultra- sound to assess for gross abnormalities (such as pericardial effusion) to detailed evaluation of underlying structural heart disease. We present a structured approach to evaluation of patients with acute and subacute dyspnea utilizing a wide range of echocardiographic techniques.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEchocardiography in the CCU
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783319902784
ISBN (Print)9783319902777
StatePublished - 13 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes


  • Dyspnea
  • Heart failure
  • Pericardial effusion
  • Pulmonary hypertension


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