Archive for category: Ultrasound

Diagnosis of Right Ventricular Strain with Transthoracic Echocardiography

07 Apr
April 7, 2014

Abnormal vital signs are poor predictors of mortality associated with pulmonary embolism (PE). ¬†Diagnosis of PE and right ventricular (RV) strain with transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) however, has been well documented as a predictor for pending shock and significant in-hospital mortality.¬† One study done by Grifoni S et al, showed that 10% of normotensive patients with […]

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