Ultrasound Podcast

This week, Drs. Lindsay Reardon and Peter Weimersheimer talk to us about a case of shortness of breath they had in their community shop that ended up being a life-threatening pathology that was caught early enough to avoid the patient decompensating. Next week, we're publish part 2 of the podcast where we speak with the cardiologist on the case. 

Interested in an online ultrasound fellowship?  Check out www.ultrasoundleadshipacademy.com!

Direct download: Tamponade_Peter_and_Lindsay_Part_1.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PST

Pediatric patients with suspicion of congenital heart abnormalities can be very intimidating! In this week's podcast Jacob speaks with one of our pediatric POCUS experts regarding congenital heart abnormalities and how the average provider might be able to evaluate them.  Your point-of-care exam should never replace a cardiology-performed echo, but your exam can definitely help you in your work-up.  Here are Russ's tips:

  1. Hypoplastic left heart - Look for a small left ventricle
  2. Coarctation of the aorta - Look at the pulsed-wave Doppler waveform of the abdominal aorta
  3. Heart failure - Look at the lungs
Direct download: russ_congenital_heart_abnormality_tips.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22am PST

It appears that there is a higher incidence of thrombotic events in COVID-19 patients, including upper and lower extremity DVT, MI, CVA and heart attacks.  While there are many ways to diagnose thrombotic disease, point of care ultrasound is definitely an option.  

For a summary of the available literature on COVID-associated thrombosis, check out www.coreultrasound.com/COVID_thrombosis

Listen to the podcast and let us know what you think.  

Direct download: Mallin_and_Avila_thrombosis.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am PST