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Echocardiography in shock management

Overview of attention for article published in Critical Care, August 2016
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Title
Echocardiography in shock management
Published in
Critical Care, August 2016
DOI 10.1186/s13054-016-1401-7
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Authors

Anthony S. McLean

Abstract

Echocardiography is pivotal in the diagnosis and management of the shocked patient. Important characteristics in the setting of shock are that it is non-invasive and can be rapidly applied.In the acute situation a basic study often yields immediate results allowing for the initiation of therapy, while a follow-up advanced study brings the advantage of further refining the diagnosis and providing an in-depth hemodynamic assessment. Competency in basic critical care echocardiography is now regarded as a mandatory part of critical care training with clear guidelines available. The majority of pathologies found in shocked patients are readily identified using basic level 2D and M-mode echocardiography. A more comprehensive diagnosis can be achieved with advanced levels of competency, for which practice guidelines are also now available. Hemodynamic evaluation and ongoing monitoring are possible with advanced levels of competency, which includes the use of colour Doppler, spectral Doppler, and tissue Doppler imaging and occasionally the use of more recent technological advances such as 3D or speckled tracking.The four core types of shock-cardiogenic, hypovolemic, obstructive, and vasoplegic-can readily be identified by echocardiography. Even within each of the main headings contained in the shock classification, a variety of pathologies may be the cause and echocardiography will differentiate which of these is responsible. Increasingly, as a result of more complex and elderly patients, the shock may be multifactorial, such as a combination of cardiogenic and septic shock or hypovolemia and ventricular outflow obstruction.The diagnostic benefit of echocardiography in the shocked patient is obvious. The increasing prevalence of critical care physicians experienced in advanced techniques means echocardiography often supplants the need for more invasive hemodynamic assessment and monitoring in shock.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Sweden 1 <1%
Portugal 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Czechia 1 <1%
Unknown 386 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 65 16%
Other 63 16%
Researcher 49 12%
Student > Master 45 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 29 7%
Other 96 24%
Unknown 49 12%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 299 76%
Nursing and Health Professions 11 3%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 5 1%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 5 1%
Neuroscience 4 1%
Other 14 4%
Unknown 58 15%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 138. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 06 May 2022.
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