3 years ago

How to interpret an echocardiography report (for the non-imager)?

Learning objectives

  • To be able to interpret findings from an echocardiographic study in a systematic manner.

  • To be able to appreciate relative clinical value of various echocardiographic findings in different clinical scenarios and recognise those directly impacting clinical decision making.

  • To be able to integrate echocardiographic findings with those of clinical examination and other investigations.

  • To be able to integrate echocardiography in the overall patient care.

  • Introduction

    Echocardiography is the most widely used cardiac imaging modality. Its ability to permit comprehensive assessment of cardiac structure and function combined with its safety, wide availability and ease of application render it indispensable in the management of most patients with a suspected or known cardiac illness. It is therefore not surprising that the use of echocardiography, when performed for appropriate clinical indications, has been shown to be associated with decreased odds of in-hospital mortality.

    Publisher URL: http://heart.bmj.com/cgi/content/short/103/21/1733

    DOI: 10.1136/heartjnl-2016-309443

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