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E-point septal separation compared to fractional shortening measurements of systolic function in emergency department patients: prospective randomized study.
|Title||E-point septal separation compared to fractional shortening measurements of systolic function in emergency department patients: prospective randomized study.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Weekes AJ, Reddy A, Lewis MR, Norton JH|
|Journal||Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine|
|Date Published||2012 Dec|
Rapid bedside assessment of left ventricular (LV) function can aid in the evaluation of the critically ill patient and guide clinical management. Our primary hypothesis was that mitral valve E-point septal separation measurements would correlate with contemporaneous fractional shortening measurements of LV systolic function when performed by emergency physicians. Our secondary hypothesis was that E-point septal separation as a continuous variable would predict fractional shortening using a linear regression model.
|Alternate Journal||J Ultrasound Med|