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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

LUS and Chest X-Ray

Canadi EM - By Neil Sengupta - November 8, 2022
Clinical question
What is the sensitivity and specificity of lung PoCUS compared to chest radiograph for diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure?
Bottom Line
Lung ultrasound is more sensitive and similarly specific in comparison to chest x-ray, and can be considered a useful adjunct to clinical exam in the diagnosis of acute heart failure.