Limited bedside echocardiography by emergency physicians for diagnosis of diastolic heart failure


Unluer E. E. , Bayata S., Postaci N., Yesil M., Yavasi Ö. , Kara P. H. , ...More

EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL, vol.29, no.4, pp.280-283, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1136/emj.2011.111229
  • Title of Journal : EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.280-283

Abstract

Introduction The identification of diastolic heart failure (DHF) is important for determining the prognosis of congestive heart failure patients. This study attempted to determine the accuracy of emergency physicians who performed bedside echocardiography (BECH) in patients with diastolic dysfunction.