E-point septal separation compared to fractional shortening measurements of systolic function in emergency department patients: prospective randomized study.

TitleE-point septal separation compared to fractional shortening measurements of systolic function in emergency department patients: prospective randomized study.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsWeekes AJ, Reddy A, Lewis MR, Norton JH
JournalJournal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
Volume31
Issue12
Pagination1891-7
Date Published2012 Dec
Abstract

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.

DOI10.1016/j.autrev.2012.10.007
Alternate JournalJ Ultrasound Med