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Case Report: A cardiac mass diagnosed using Point-of-care ultrasound in a dyspneic patient. An integrated ultrasound examination of lung-heart-Inferior Vena Cava

by Maria Viviana Carlino MD; Costantino Mancusi MD; Alfonso Sforza MD; Giorgio Bosso MD; Valentina Di Fronzo MD; Gaetana Ferro MD; Giovanni de Simone Prof.; Fiorella Paladino MD – A 74-year-old woman with history of hypertension presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with severe resting dyspnea and swelling in the feet, ankles and legs. She [...]


Case Report: Type 1 aortic dissection presenting as acute pericarditis: the roles of POCUS and transthoracic echocardiography

by Bill Ayach MD PhD; Aadil Dhansay MD1, Andrew Morris MD; James W. Tam MD; Davinder S. Jassal MD – A 59 year old male presented with a 1 day history of non-exertional chest pain that was pleuritic in nature and aggravated by lying flat. His chest pain symptoms were preceded by a one week [...]


Case Report: Early signs of tamponade may be detected by cardiac point-of-care ultrasound

by Michael Cenkowski, MD; Amer M. Johri, MD; Raveen Pal, MD; Jennifer Hutchison, RDCS – A 35-year-old male with a past medical history of end stage renal disease on hemodialysis and a chronic pericardial effusion secondary to dialysis presented to the Emergency Room (ER) with a 2-week history of a flu-like illness and pleuritic chest [...]