Sunday, October 13, 2013

ASE New Guidelines For Pericarditis

The patient depicted to the left has hepatitis.  He also has pericarditis.  The echo diagnosis is pretty hazy.  We look at the pericardium, and usually look for anechoic space between the epicardium and the pericardium.  when we see a separation on M Mode or 2-D we call that out.  We have no idea what is going on until we do a pericardiocentesis.
here is a post to a link to the PDF that explains the new guidelines.  This is a must see for Echocardiographers, and Cardiologists.  Thanks ASE.  I am a Fellow there. :)

Be well all.  Here is the link.

Follow the link for the PDF file

Thanks ASE.  TJW
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