Prompt Diagnosis of an Unusual Cause of Obstructive Shock Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound.
Wilson SP, Suszanski J, and Goyal N. Prompt diagnosis of an unusual cause of obstructive shock using point-of-care ultrasound. J Emerg Med 2015.
The Journal of emergency medicine
BACKGROUND: The patient presenting in an undifferentiated shock state can produce a diagnostic challenge for even the most seasoned clinician.
CASE REPORT: We present an unusual case of an elderly woman in obstructive shock from a large atrial mass that was promptly diagnosed with point-of-care ultrasound. WHY SHOULD AN EMERGENCY PHYSICIAN BE AWARE OF THIS?: Ultrasound is a non-invasive tool that can help facilitate the early diagnosis of a patient in undifferentiated shock.
Medical Subject Headings
Adrenal Gland Neoplasms; Aged; Echocardiography; Fatal Outcome; Female; Heart Atria; Heart Neoplasms; Humans; Point-of-Care Systems; Shock