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The usefulness of transthoracic chest ultrasound in differentiation of cardiological and non-cardiological dyspnea

Tomasz Olesiewicz, Małgorzata Knapp, Agnieszka Tycińska, Robert Sawicki, Anna Lisowska
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2017.0086
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Folia Cardiologica 2017;12(5):459-466.

open access

Vol 12, No 5 (2017)
Review Papers
Published online: 2017-11-22

Abstract

Echocardiography is a basic tool of medical diagnosis commonly used in cardiology. For many years, it was believed that ultrasound was of insignificant applicability in diagnosis of respiratory system organs such as lungs. It appears, however, that lung ultrasound (LUS) is an easily applicable diagnostic method used both in an ultrasound room and for bedside treatment in cardiac intensive care units. LUS ultrasound allows to make a prompt preliminary diagnosis in patients with acute respiratory failure even before X-ray tests. Severally repeated ultrasound tests facilitate monitoring the effects of applied treatment. The current state of knowledge concerning this ultrasound technique has been summarized herein.

Abstract

Echocardiography is a basic tool of medical diagnosis commonly used in cardiology. For many years, it was believed that ultrasound was of insignificant applicability in diagnosis of respiratory system organs such as lungs. It appears, however, that lung ultrasound (LUS) is an easily applicable diagnostic method used both in an ultrasound room and for bedside treatment in cardiac intensive care units. LUS ultrasound allows to make a prompt preliminary diagnosis in patients with acute respiratory failure even before X-ray tests. Severally repeated ultrasound tests facilitate monitoring the effects of applied treatment. The current state of knowledge concerning this ultrasound technique has been summarized herein.
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Keywords

transthoracic chest ultrasound, cardiological i non-cardiological dyspnea

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Title

The usefulness of transthoracic chest ultrasound in differentiation of cardiological and non-cardiological dyspnea

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 12, No 5 (2017)

Pages

459-466

Published online

2017-11-22

DOI

10.5603/FC.2017.0086

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Folia Cardiologica 2017;12(5):459-466.

Keywords

transthoracic chest ultrasound
cardiological i non-cardiological dyspnea

Authors

Tomasz Olesiewicz
Małgorzata Knapp
Agnieszka Tycińska
Robert Sawicki
Anna Lisowska

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