POCUS Cases – Pericardial Effusion POCUS
- Review the literature on accuracy of POCUS for pericardial effusion diagnosis
- Compare and contrast the two cardiac views for determining a pericardial effusion
- How to distinguish between pericardial fluid vs epicardial fat and pericardial fluid vs pleural effusion
- To explain the findings of cardiac tamponade and electrical alternans
- To review the false positives of pericardial effusion on POCUS
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