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The role of hand-held ultrasound for cardiopulmonary assessment during a pandemic

Khanji, MY; Ricci, F; Patel, RS; Chahal, AA; Bhattacharyya, S; Galusko, V; Narula, J; (2020) The role of hand-held ultrasound for cardiopulmonary assessment during a pandemic. Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.07.003. (In press). Green open access

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Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are likely to see a significant increase in the requests for rapid assessment of cardiac function, due to the frequent pre-existence of cardiac pathologies in patients admitted to hospital, and to the emergence of specific cardiac manifestations of this infection, such as myocarditis, sepsis related cardiomyopathy, stress induced cardiomyopathy and acute coronary syndromes. Hand-held, point-of-care ultrasound (HH-POCUS) is particularly suited for the provision of rapid, focused, integrated assessments of the heart and lungs. We present a review of the indications and protocols for focused HH-POCUS use in an acute setting and formulate proposals for streamlining their application in the COVID-19 context towards guiding optimum management of these patients while at the same time allowing adherence to robust infection control measures to provide safety to both the patient and our clinical staff.

Type: Article
Title: The role of hand-held ultrasound for cardiopulmonary assessment during a pandemic
Location: United States
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.pcad.2020.07.003
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pcad.2020.07.003
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: COVID-19, Cardiovascular imaging, Coronavirus, Echocardiography, Hand-held ultrasound, Pandemic
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular Science > Population Science and Experimental Medicine
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10106888
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