Evidence Basis for a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Examination to Refine Referral for Outpatient Echocardiography

Few data exist on the potential utility of a cardiac point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) examination in the outpatient setting to assist diagnosis of significant cardiac disease.Using a retrospective sequential cohort design, we sought to derive and then validate a POCUS examination for cardiac application and model its potential use for prognostication and cost-effective echo referral.

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