Title

Prompt Diagnosis of an Unusual Cause of Obstructive Shock Using Point-of-Care Ultrasound.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2015

Publication Title

The Journal of emergency medicine

Abstract

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

PubMed ID

26297112

Volume

49

Issue

5

First Page

151

Last Page

152

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