In this episode, we start by discussing the incidental finding of hyperechoic spots in the liver, which we conclude to represent air in the portal system in this patient in septic shock. Then, we move on to the lung with the age old debate of atelectasis vs pneumonia. Finally, we touch on a more advanced application in cardiac ultrasound that is helpful in distinguishing between hydrostatic and non-hydrostatic B-lines; E/e’ to estimate left atrial pressure (LAP).
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Post-production by Hubert Gaudreau-Simard
Multimedia support by Brian Park, Meds 2023
Music: Nightchaser by Shane Ivers – https://www.silvermansound.com