Lungs are Sometimes Better Seen than Heard

An old mentor of mine liked to say "sometimes lungs are better seen than heard."  While he was referring then to good old fashioned chest xray, current literature clearly supports the use of bedside ultrasound as a valuable tool in evaulating the dyspneic patient.  In this lecture, Dr. Jacob Avila discusses the use of the bedside ultrasound in detecting pneumonia, pulmonary embolism, congestive heart failure, and pneumothorax. 

 

Presented at the Maine Medical Center Winter Symposium in March, 2017 at Sugarloaf Maine.

www.mmcwintersymposium.com

JACOB AVILA, MD

EM FELLOWSHIP CO-DIRECTOR OF ULTRASOUND

DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF MEDICINE

CHATTANOOGA, TN

 Twitter Handle:  @ultrasoundmd

Twitter Handle:  @ultrasoundmd

Posted by Jeffrey A. Holmes, MD