Critical care echocardiography in shock: A comprehensive review

Critical care echocardiography in shock: A comprehensive review




Critical care echocardiography, Shock, Left ventricular function, Right ventricular function, Pericardial effusion, Preload responsiveness


Bedside transthoracic echocardiography is a valuable tool for assessing cardiac morphology and function in critically ill patients. It provides real-time information and aids in making prompt clinical decisions. This article aims to explore the role of critical care echocardiography, especially during shock resuscitation, focusing on basic image acquisition and interpretation. The review discusses the evaluation of left ventricular function, right ventricular function, preload responsiveness, the presence of pericardial effusion, and tamponade.


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Wattanasansomboon S, Tongyoo S. Critical care echocardiography in shock: A comprehensive review: Critical care echocardiography in shock: A comprehensive review. Clin Crit Care [Internet]. 2023 Nov. 15 [cited 2024 Jun. 17];31(1):e230019. Available from:



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