Which parameters of ventricular function should be evaluated in the intensive care unit?

Susanna Price
2016 Signa Vitae  
Echocardiography is one of the most powerful diagnostic and monitoring tools available to the modern intensivist, providing the means to diagnose cardiac dysfunction, its underlying cause and suggest therapeutic interventions. Although seemingly simple, meaningful and clinically relevant evaluation of ventricular function is challenging, and standard measures frequently unhelpful. Although at present the widespread application of physiological echocardiography and advanced echocardiographic
more » ... niques within intensive care remains disappointingly limited, the huge potential for collaborative research between cardiologists and intensivists within this field is evident.
doi:10.22514/sv112.062016.18 fatcat:ceybafjvhbfohk3qsg2hektzsm