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Friday, July 30, 2021

E/e’ for Acute Heart Failure

emDocs - July 30, 2021 - By Michael Prats
Originally published on Ultrasound G.E.L. on 3/26/18 - Visit HERE to listen to accompanying PODCAST!
Take Home Points
  1. Measuring the left atrial pressure with E/e’ ratio may improve accuracy of ultrasound diagnosis of acute heart failure.
  2. The combined lung and echo protocol in this small study had 100% sensitivity and 98.5% specificity for diagnosing acute heart failure, but limitations include a poor gold standard and lack of blinding.