Non-cardiac Point of Care Ultrasound in the CCU

  • Nick Pakzad
  • Ismini Kourouni
  • Joseph P. Mathew
  • Gopal Narayanswami


Point-of-care ultrasonography (POCUS) has rapidly emerged as an invaluable tool in the assessment and management of the critically ill CCU patient. Whole-body bedside ultrasound, with evaluation of the heart, lungs, abdomen, and the vascular system, allows for rapid diagnosis and timely treatment of conditions such as shock, acute respiratory failure, and multi-organ dysfunction. Training in POCUS also facilitates improved safety and success of bedside procedures that are routinely performed in the CCU.


Pleural effusion Pulmonary edema Central line 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nick Pakzad
    • 1
  • Ismini Kourouni
    • 1
  • Joseph P. Mathew
    • 1
  • Gopal Narayanswami
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep MedicineMount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai WestNew YorkUSA

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