Echocardiography performed by emergency physicians: Impact on diagnosis and therapy

Ray Mayron, Frank Eugene Gaudio, David Plummer, Richard Asinger, Joseph Elsperger

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Echocardiography is the "gold standard" for diagnosing many cardiac and pericardial abnormalities. It is noninvasive and accurate, but in most emergency departments is only as available as the technician or the cardiologist. We describe our experience in training emergency physicians to perform cardiac ultrasound, and clinical situations in which we have found echocardiography to be useful.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-154
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Emergency Medicine
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1988


  • echocardiography emergency physician


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