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CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Shunts and Echocardiography

OVERVIEW can use bubble testing to ID calculate gradients if L->R shunt reverses due to pulmonary hypertension it is Eisenmenger syndrome Echo may not detect extra-cardiac shunts ASD patent foramen ovale (30% incidence in general population) ostium secundum ostium primum…

CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Aortic Regurgitation Echocardiography

OVERVIEW causes: degeneration, infective endocarditis, dilated aortic root, aortic dissection. SEVERITY ASSESSMENT large regurgitant jet on CFD— if takes up more than 65% of LVOT then severe flow reversal in aorta LV dilation— LV end-systolic diameter > 5.5cm large regurgitant…

Ultrasound cases top 100 340

Ultrasound Case 012

54 year old male presenting with collapse while moving couch. The patient is on antibiotics for recent pneumonia diagnosis. Altered mental status in the emergency department.

an insidious intruder…

the case. 28 year old male presents to your tertiary emergency department with chest pain, exertional dyspnoea and left calf pain.