Despite an increase of use in recent years, echocardiography may still be underutilized during critical CV hospitalizations, according to data published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
Researchers examined national trends, practice patterns and patient outcomes associated with echocardiography use reported in the Nationwide Inpatient Sample. The primary endpoint was all-cause in-hospital mortality and the association with echocardiography use.
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck & Co., Inc.
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