Point of Care Ultrasound for Assessment of Patients with Suspected or Known Chronic Heart Failure in Emergency Departments: Clinical Utility and Cost-Effectiveness


( Last Updated : August 27, 2019)
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  1. What is the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with suspected or known chronic heart failure in the emergency department?

  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with suspected or known chronic heart failure in the emergency department?


Key Message

Three non-randomized studies were identified regarding the clinical utility of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with suspected or known chronic heart failure in the emergency department. No relevant economic evaluations were identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of point of care ultrasound for the assessment of patients with chronic heart failure in the emergency department.