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Cardiology Management

Echocardiography Quality Initiatives Promote Value-Based Care Delivery

2014 27 Jul

Ensuring appropriate use of cardiovascular (CV) imaging is an increasingly important aspect of medical decision-making and care delivery. Given the continuing escalation of U.S. healthcare expenditures, choosing "the right test for the right patient at the right time" has never been more relevant.  While appropriate use criteria (AUC) for CV imaging... Read more

ICU Management

Measuring MPAP: Echocardiography Vs. Catheterisation

2014 07 Jul

Critically ill patients may benefit as much as ambulatory patients from mean pulmonary arterial pressure (MPAP) estimations by noninvasive echocardiography. However, the noninvasive method was not shown to be equivalent to pulmonary artery catheter (PAC) measurement of MPAP, according to a prospective study just published in Critical Ultrasound Journal.... Read more

Health Management

Echocardiography as a Multimodality Cardiac Imaging Technique

2014 08 Mar

Author Prof. Petros Nihoyannopoulos MD,FRCP Professor of Cardiology, Imperial College London Hammersmith Hospital London, UK   Historical Note The year 2013 was the 60th Birthday of the founding of Echocardiography and the 160th anniversary since the death of Johann Christian Doppler... Read more