Speckle tracking analysis in intensive care unit: A toy or a tool?

Echocardiography

4 April Apr 2018 2 months ago
  • Righini FM

The use of conventional echocardiography in the intensive care unit (ICU) is today established to assess left and right ventricular systolic function, for preload determination and procedural guidance. Next step in ICU echocardiography could be the use of novel ultrasound techniques such as strain echocardiography to assist in the management of patients with acute coronary syndrome, heart failure, or pulmonary embolism. This review has gathered the available evidence supporting the incremental value of strain in the diagnostic workup of cardiac diseases treated in ICU.

Reference
D'Andrea A, Radmilovic J, Mele D, D'Ascenzi F, Agricola E, Carbone A, Lo Iudice F, Novo G, Ancona F, Righini FM, Mondillo S, Bossone E, Galderisi M. Speckle tracking analysis in intensive care unit: A toy or a tool? Echocardiography 2018 Mar 30. doi: 10.1111/echo.13879. [Epub ahead of print]

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