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echo findings in chf

Discussion in 'Cardiology' started by rm61, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. rm61


    Feb 10, 2011
    In CHF, what is the most common finding on echocardiography? Can an echo ever be normal with a pt in CHF?
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  3. KRichards62

    KRichards62 2+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    First, determine if there is systolic or diastolic dysfunction. The differential and management for each is quite different. Sounds like you need to do some reading.
  4. dragonfly99

    dragonfly99 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2008
    Agree...systolic CHF and (mostly or purely) diastolic dysfunction are different animals.
  5. Bostonredsox

    Bostonredsox Physician 2+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2011
    southern comfort
    /nod. if your echo shows severe LVH, mitral regurg and elevated pulmonary pressures you have an answer. But if you have no LVH, a normal wedge, but an RVSP of 90 and TR, you have another answer... read the Harrisons chapters on CHF/cor pulmoanle and pulmoary hypertension, like 40 pages total, will open your eyes my friend.

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