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Friday, May 17, 2019

Speckle Tracking for ACS

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emDocs - May 17, 2019 - By Prats M - Originally published on Ultrasound G.E.L. on 11/26/18 - Visit HERE to listen to accompanying PODCAST


"...Take Home Points
  1. Speckle tracking echocardiography is not ready for prime time in the ED. It was not very sensitive or specific for the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome in this small retrospective study.
  2. More work needs to be done to see how this modality could help with the diagnosis of acute coronary syndrome and other cardiac pathology in the acute care setting."