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Christian Alcaraz Frederiksen

New pocket echocardiography device is interchangeable with high-end portable system when performed by experienced examiners

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Cardiovascular status is a crucial determinant in the pre-operative assessment of patients for surgery as well as for the handling of patients with acute illness. We hypothesized that focus-assessed transthoracic echocardiography (FATE) could be performed with the subject in the semi-recumbent position. The aim was also to test whether the image quality of Vscan is interchangeable with a conventional high-quality portable echocardiography system. Furthermore, we evaluated the time needed to achieve an interpretable four-chamber view and to complete a full FATE examination.
Original languageEnglish
JournalActa Anaesthesiologica Scandinavica
Pages (from-to)1217-23
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2010

    Research areas

  • Adult, Clinical Competence, Data Interpretation, Statistical, Echocardiography, Female, Humans, Image Processing, Computer-Assisted, Male, Middle Aged, Point-of-Care Systems, Posture, Preoperative Care

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