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Focused transthoracic echocardiography in the critical care setting can provide crucial information about the patient's cardiac anatomy, ejection fraction, valvular function, and volume status.
Critical Care Medicine: May 2007 - Volume 35 - Issue 5 - pp S144-S149
By means of an abbreviated, focus assessed transthoracic echo protocol it is feasible to visualize the haemodynamic determinants for assessment and optimization. One or more useful images are obtainable in 97% of critically ill patients.
Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2004 Sep;21(9):700-7
Transthoracic Echocardiography as Universal Acid.
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia, August 2009, Vol 23, No 4